Jean Lievens: P2P Podcast of the Day/XE: Gwendolyn Hallsmith and Bernard Lietaer on Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies

Podcast of the Day/XE: Gwendolyn Hallsmith and Bernard Lietaer on Growing Local Economies with Local Currencies From our friends at The Extraenviromentalist Podcast. From the episode notes: Occupy Wall Street has directed our attention to the extreme concentration of wealth resulting from decades of policy designed to trickle down prosperity. Through using a single type of bank …

Jean Lievens: What Is P2P? An Introduction

“We can’t continue with a system that creates wealth, but that’s also destroying the planet and creating so much social inequality. I think that after 400 years of this, we know it doesn’t work. We need a new system to reclaim all these communal values” Julie Tran from MakeChangeTV interviews Michel Bauwens “We can’t continue …

Jean Lievens: Peer2Politics on P2PValue

Commons-based peer production (CBPP) is a new and increasingly significant model of social innovation based on collaborative production by citizens through the Internet. Introduction Commons-based peer production (CBPP) is a new and increasingly significant model of social innovation based on collaborative production by citizens through the Internet. This project will foster the CBPP phenomenon by …

Jean Lievens: Peer to Peer (P2P) Lab 2013 Publications

A list of P2P Lab collaborators’ publications in international peer-reviewed journals, starting from 2013: 2013 Peer Production and Desktop Manufacturing: The Case of the Helix_T Wind Turbine Project. Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy. Commons-Based Peer Production and Digital Fabrication: The Case of a RepRap-Based, Lego-Built 3D Printing-Milling Machine. Commons-Based Peer Production …

Poor Richard: PeerPoint – Open P2P Proposal

PeerPoint An Open P2P Requirements Definition and Design Specification Proposal Google Doc created June 6, 2012 Last updated October 19, 2012 PeerPoint shares a vision of “Sovereign Computing”: “To be the true owner of your information and of your computer’s hardware resources, as well as to share these things in any way you want and …

Jean Lievens: Collaboration and P2P Governance

Collaboration and Peer Governance By Hortensia Pérez Seldner, MPA 2014 Collaboration, Peer production, Peer networks, Crowdsourcing….the more I read about these topics the more I understand the enormous opportunities for social development and governance that are already out there. But at the same time, there are some new challenges to address. For every new concept …

Jean Lievens: Open source hardware meets the p2p economy

Open source hardware meets the p2p economy We are at this moment in history when we can say with certainty that open source hardware (OSHW) is economically viable. The video below tells the success story of Adafruit Industries. Barely formed, this business model relying on OSHW might already be obsolete. A new model, the open value network, …

Michel Bauwens: Spanish P2P WIkispring on March 20

The Spanish P2P Wikisprint on March 20 Next Wednesday, March 20, a fascinating new stage in transnational cooperation will arrive when scores of commoners in twenty countries take part in a Spanish P2P Wikisprint, a coordinated effort to document and map the myriad peer to peer initiatives that exist in Latin America and Spain. The …