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Roy Guisinger

Roy lives with his wife, cats, and a few farm animals in rural Nebraska where he served as CIO to the Nebraska Food Cooperative for about five years. He has been continuously supporting and developing Open Food Source software since about 2005 to several dozen cooperatives and partnerships around the world.

Introducing Farm2Table Trading Post

A new site using Open Food Source has recently begun to accept orders in Colorado State. Originally taking orders with a Square marketplace, Farm2TableTradingPost.com converted over to OFS and had their first order cycle on January 24. Focusing primarily on meat sales, the Trading Post finds Open Food Source software well-suited to their unique business…

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Open Food Source: From orphan to federation

The following article was contributed to opensource.org by Roy Guisinger as part of their series for Open Food Week, published on November 19, 2014 at http://opensource.com/life/14/11/open-food-source-orphan-federation. In the local food movement, open source principles are very much like the open pollinated seeds that farmers keep to grow next year’s crops. When farmers use their own…

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Completion of Open Food Source v1.0.0

This morning marks the long-awaited completion of OFS-v1.0.0, which has been delayed for want of a few basic features that made it difficult to use previously. While it is still not perfect – what is? – it can now stand on its own. Included with this new release are the following features, and many more:…

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Co-operation Among Co-operatives

The sixth of the seven guiding principles of Co-ops, is Co-operation among Co-operatives. “Co-operatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the co-operative movement by working together through local, national, regional, and international structures.” Last week, the CLFC Board of Directors & the Food Security Research Network arranged to have Roy & Caryl Guisinger from…

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