Michel Bauwens: P2P, the Commons, and Civil Renewal

Video Interview in Eleven Parts 01 – genesis of the P2P Foundation 02 – what are the commons? 03 – Old Vs New 04 – constitutionalism from below 05 – civil renewal 06 – why can’t we work together? 07 – democratization of culture & education 08 – Us and them vs mutualization 09 – …

Sepp Hasslberger: P2P Foundation Progress Report

The P2P foundation is building the knowledge base and the commons that may form the core of a new kind of society further down the road… The P2P/F Ecosystem As of 2016, the P2P Foundation’s structure has been reorganized around three interdependent operational hubs: the Foundation itself, Commons Transition and the P2P Lab. To know …

Michel Bauwens: Top 10 P2P Trends

Top 10 P2P Trends of 2015 Perhaps the main negative development in the field of p2p, and the commons, was the abandoning of the transformative change program by Syriza, which highlights the failure of the traditional Left to believe in its own promise for transition. This points to a strong need for a renewal of politics around …

Michel Bauwens: P2P Economics @ Futurism

Interview: Michel Bauwens on Peer-To-Peer Economics and Its Role in Reshaping Our World EXTRACT MB: There are, I believe, four types of commons to distinguish in this context. The first type is the immaterial commons we inherit, such as language and culture. The second type is the immaterial commons we create. This is where the …

Michel Bauwens: The 10 Commandments of Peer Production and Commons Economics (P2P P&CE)

The Ten Commandments of Peer Production and Commons Economics This is an important synthesis of ten years of research at the P2P Foundation, on the emerging practices of the new productive communities and the ethical entrepreneurial coalitions that create livelihoods for shared resources. I’m working with Neal Gorenflo of Shareable on a more accessible version …

NEW: Open Source Everything Category @ P2P Foundation – The Revolution Begins

Category:Open Source Everything has been created.  Here is the Intent statement: By agreement with the P2P Foundation, those of us coming together to foster improved cross-fertilization across the various opens will use the P2P Foundation Wiki to create pages and links so that a culture of Open Cooperativism is fostered in this neutral and nurturing …

Jean Lievens: Commonism @ P2P Foundation

Commonism @ P2P Foundation “Nick Dyer-Witheford (2007) has proposed the term Commonism for a society where the basic social form of production are the Commons (while in capitalism, commodities are the basic social form). As the success of commons-based peer production shows, commons and peer production go together very well. We can therefore expect peer …

Michel Bauwens: P2P Commons Next Steps

Proposed Next Steps for the emerging P2P and Commons networks I believe the time is there to start constructing the following three institutional coalitions: * The civic/political institution: The Alliance of the Commons * The economic institution: the P2P/Commons Globa-local « Phyle » * The political-economy institution: The Chamber of the Commons Read full post.

Michel Bauwens: #Occupy Role of Power in a P2P Open Source Economy

2012, trending again. The role of power relations in a p2p economy The #occupy movement, which is a surface manifestation of a deeper Multitude movement, is in fact a refutation of power. Not only of the “power in place”, i.e. big banks, governments, etc. but of what we call “instituted power”, the kind of power your boss has …