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Abstract: Corporate R&D communities design for scarcity with planned obsolescence not as a bug but as a feature. Open design communities design for inclusion, modularity, bio-degradability, the shared use of machinery and combined with distributed microfactories, prefigure a demand-based economy ‘of scope’ that aims to replace a suppy-driven economy ‘of scale’. This intervention will offer a tour of such open agricultural machining communities, contextualized within the FLOK transition program towards a peer-based social knowledge economy underwritten by the government in Ecuador (