#UNRIG VIDEO (36:01) Michel Bauwens on Peer to Peer, Open Source Economy, the Commons & Web 3.0

Michel Bauwens, founder of Peer to Peer and author of the pioneering publication Peer to Peer Rationality, speaks with Robert David Steele, author of The Open Source Everything Manifesto about the emergence of a new world order in which every person is a sovereign individual and has voice and vote over every issue from local …

Stephen E. Arnold: Media Gets Open Source Growth, Misses Fencing of the Open Source Commons

Open Source: Big Company Point of View DarkCyber noted a quite good and meaty Slashdot write up called “CNBC Reports Open Source Software Has Essentially ‘Taken Over the World’”. What makes the information interesting is that a big media company reports that other big companies are definitely into open source software. The sources for the …

Kosmos: Ten Themes Restoring Earth as a Commons

Stubborn Optimism Five years ago, in a landmark study, Kosmos described a growing ‘global transformation movement’ consisting of many smaller movements: climate justice, ecocide law, species protection and conservancy, indigenous solidarity, sacred ecology, transition towns and ecovillages, and many more. We predicted that each of these movements would organically develop self-awareness of the greater whole. …

Stephen E. Arnold: Creative Commons Free Image Search

Creative Commons Eludes Copyright With Free Image Search The brand new Creative Commons search engine is something the Internet has waited for: The Creative Commons search engine gives you access to over nine million images drawn from 500px, Flickr, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library and the Rijksmuseum. You can search …

George Por: Silke Helfrich on Mapping as Commons

Mapping as Commons 1. Stick to the Commons: as a goal and a practice 2. Create syntony on the goal 3. People’s needs first 4. Keep an eye on interoperability and use web technology 5. Contribute to the Federated Commons 6. Provide open access 7. Use free software 8. Self-host your infrastructure 9. Build on …

David Bollier: Why the Commons?

Commoning as a Transformative Social Paradigm Every so often I am invited to write a piece that in effect answers the question, “Why the commons?”  I invariably find new answers to that question each time that I re-engage with it.  My latest attempt is an essay, “Commoning as a Transformative Social Paradigm,” which I wrote …

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 …