Social and political movements related to the P2P (participatory), open (open access to knowledge), and ‘commons’ paradigms | P2P Foundation


A directory of social and political movements related to the P2P (participatory), open (open access to knowledge), and ‘commons’ paradigms.

Please read: Mapping a Coalition for the Commons. By Philippe Aigrain.

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Introduction

Marco Berlinguer:

“The free culture movements comprise a wide range of experiences mainly emerging around the internet and the digital revolution. They have generally developed independently, but they are loosely aligned and show a mutually reinforcing dynamism – a ‘viral spiral’, as David Bollier terms it.

All these movements emerged as practical and cultural critiques of the aggressive attempts by corporations, aided by Northern governments, to extend intellectual property rights to knowledge, culture, information, communication and even organisms and data. The process has been described as ‘the second enclosures movement’ – the first being the enclosing of common land and turning it into private property in late and post-medieval England.

Following Felix Stalder, we can group these movements into three different clusters:

  1. Benjamin Mako Hill explains the Difference between the Free Software and Free Culture Movement
  2. Conflicts in open source discourse: review of idea currents in the free and open source software movement.
  3. David Bollier: Is the Commons a movement?

Sister Organizations

The following are most similar in intent:

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  5. Poor Richard says:

    Great overview. Three brief comments:

    1. Free software and free culture differ on the key issue of commercialization. I side with the latter’s approach to conditional commercialization.

    2. Regarding the commons: enclosure can work in either direction, for or against the public good, as for example in the “second enclosure movement” that includes free software, free culture, community land trusts, etc.

    3. IMO there is far too little crossover or crossreferencing between the rapidly proliferating philosophically-oriented discussions of property, commons, etc. and the vast body of literature on the actual jurisprudence of property which exhaustively dissects every form of property ownership with which mankind has ever experimented throughout history. In short, there is often too little due diligence and information quality control in these important topics of public discussion.

    PR

    http://almanac2010.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/disenclosure-of-the-commons/

    http://almanac2010.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/all-ownership-is-conditional/

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