Michel Bauwens: FLOK Economics Failure in Ecuador – Lessons

An assessment of the FLOK process and why the P2P Foundation will not use the FLOK brand in the future (note: this version was originally written at the request of Jay Wallsjasper of On the Commons, slightly expanded and updated on July 13; it’s a little more elaborate than the first informal assessment shared here …

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 …

Jean Lievens: World Open Hash Design

WO#D WorldOpenHashDesign WO#D Manifesto “The present day global set of sovereign states is not capable of keeping peace, and it is not capable of saving the biosphere’s non-replaceable natural resources. What has been needed for the last 5,000 years, has become technologically feasible in the last 100, but not yet politically, is a global body …

Ecuador Initiative: Commons-Oriented Productive Capacities

ECUADOR INITIATIVE: Transition Proposals Toward a Commons-Oriented Economy and Society Sponsored by the National Institute of Advanced Studies of Ecuador, carried out by the Free/Libre Open Knowledge (FLOK) Society. Commons-oriented Productive Capacities 1 Executive summary 2 Introduction and focus: basic principles 2.1 The concept and forms of the knowledge economy 3 A critique of cognitive …

Ecuador Initiative: Limits of Economic Valuations of Nature

ECUADOR INITIATIVE: Transition Proposals Toward a Commons-Oriented Economy and Society Sponsored by the National Institute of Advanced Studies of Ecuador, carried out by the Free/Libre Open Knowledge (FLOK) Society. From Jose Luis Vivero Pol BIOMOT Policy Brief 1 – Limitations to Economic Environmental Valuation 1. EEV methods fail to secure ecosystem systainability. 2. EEV methods …

Reflections on the Ecuador Initiative — Open Source Everything Combined with Ethical Evidence-Based Decision-Support 1.1

Michel Bauwens, founder of the Peer to Peer (P2P) Foundation and one of my personal pioneer heroes, is deeply engaged in Ecuador with a Presidential initiative. This endeavor could be world-changing, first in Ecuador, then across South America, and ultimately around the globe starting with the BRICS and the rest of the Southern Hemisphere. I …

Ecuador Initiative: Passive BIBO Currency – Stable Liquidity for the 21st Century

ECUADOR INITIATIVE: Transition Proposals Toward a Commons-Oriented Economy and Society Sponsored by the National Institute of Advanced Studies of Ecuador, carried out by the Free/Libre Open Knowledge (FLOK) Society. Marc Gauvin is actively engaged in the Ecuador endeavor. Establlishing true value is as important as establishing true cost — the first is social value, the …

Ecuador Initiative: Integrated Societal Metabolism

ECUADOR INITIATIVE: Transition Proposals Toward a Commons-Oriented Economy and Society Sponsored by the National Institute of Advanced Studies of Ecuador, carried out by the Free/Libre Open Knowledge (FLOK) Society. MuSIASEM in Depth Source Page MuSIASEM is an open framework able to take into account the economic, environmental, social, cultural, technical and political dimensions in an …

Ecuador Initiative: Toward an Open Commons-Based Knowledge Society – Changing the Productive Matrix of Ecuador

ECUADOR INITIATIVE: Transition Proposals Toward a Commons-Oriented Economy and Society Sponsored by the National Institute of Advanced Studies of Ecuador, carried out by the Free/Libre Open Knowledge (FLOK) Society. Michel Bauwens PPT (8 Slides): Bauwens on Ecuador Open Commons Eight Slides Below the Line for Direct Viewing

Ecuador Initiative: Going Open Source Everything

ECUADOR INITIATIVE: Transition Proposals Toward a Commons-Oriented Economy and Society Sponsored by the National Institute of Advanced Studies of Ecuador, carried out by the Free/Libre Open Knowledge (FLOK) Society. John Restakis and Michel Bauwens on the FLOK Society Transition Project in Ecuador My talk for the democracy conference in Amsterdam, Crosstalk 2013 | Borders to …

Patrick Meier: Crisis Mapping Climate Change, Conflict, Aid in Africa

Crisis Mapping Climate Change, Conflict and Aid in Africa I recently gave a guest lecture at the University of Texas, Austin, and finally had the opportunity to catch up with my colleague Josh Busby who has been working on a promising crisis mapping project as part of the university’s Climate Change and African Political Stability Program (CCAPS). Josh and …