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 providing a techno-social software platform specifically designed to facilitate the creation of resilient and sustainable CBPP communities.
The design of the P2Pvalue platform will be empirically and experimentally grounded. Through a triangulation of qualitative and quantitative methods, we will elaborate guidelines for the institutional and technical features that favour value creation in CBPP.
The project focuses on three key areas of improvement over current platforms:
- Enhancing community sustainability by adopting the governance, legal, economic, and technical infrastructures that favour value creation and resilience;
- Supporting the contributors with systems of reward that allow value to flow back to the creators;
- Integrating the functionalities of online social networking services and collaborative software in a privacy-aware platform based on a decentralised architecture.