The OSS Foundation
The OSS Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) corporation in the State of California.
Contact: +1-202-470-3299 or by e-mail
To meaningfully communicate relevant issues in science to the public and policy makers. To analyze and determine the simplest solution possible for a given problem, or set of problems. To deliver efficient analysis and effective methods, tools, and systems, to accomplish the goals of a given objective.
We live in a world of complexity and chaos, where inter-dynamic systems have influences that are difficult to see. The law of unintended consequences drives us to understand these dynamics in order to avert potential problems. The 'big picture' is really many smaller pictures. Identifying and understanding where things are becoming stressed is critical to solution strategy. Understanding where synergies can be enhanced is critical to solution development.
As problems become more complex it becomes increasingly important to crystallize and simplify. If "for want of a nail the war was lost", we need to know 'where' the nail is and 'make sure' it is in place, or ready to be replaced when needed. Simplification is the new focus. As understanding becomes increasingly important to society's many challenges, we need to work even more synergistically to achieve mutual goals.
Our contribution is to identify efforts where synergy enhances the outcome and bring together a new breed of innovators and inventors.
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