Jean Lievens: Stacco Troncoso Shares Helene Finidori on FLOK Society and the Commons

Helene Finidori on FLOK Society and the Commons Here’s an excellent summary, written by our good friend Helene Finidori from the Commons Abundance Network, on FLOK Society’s historical significance for the Commons and P2P movements. The article was originally published in STIR magazine and Helene has kindly given us permission to republish it here. This column was …

Michel Bauwens: Transition Proposals Towards a Commons-Oriented Economy and Society

Transition Proposals Towards a Commons-Oriented Economy and Society In the context of the Ecuadorian transition project towards a open commons-based knowledge society, see Floksociety.org, and to complement the prior analysis of three competing economic models in the age of peer production, I have formulated some transition proposals, on how to get from Phase 2, emerging …

Michel Bauwens: Transitioning to a Commons-Based Society

Transitioning to a Commons-Based Society Background on the FLOK Project Michel Bauwens: The National Plan of Ecuador recognizes and stresses that the global transformation towards knowledge-based societies and economies requires a new form for the creation and distribution of value in society. The National Plan’s central concept is the achievement of ‘Buen Vivir’ (Sumak Kawsay) …

Gordon Cook: Policy Paper on Connectivity

Policy Paper on Connectivity 1. Executive Summary 2. Introduction 3 Technical Background 3.1 Peering and Transit – How thousands of Networks become the Global Internet 4. Special Issues in Connectivity 4.1 Access for Scientists 4.2 Access for Rural Areas 4.3 Access for Citizens via a Civil Society Stakeholder Body 5.The Ecuadorian Political, Economic, and Infrastructural …