Open source technology in agricultural production

Summary: This project attempts to explore the open source technology (with a focus on hardware) for agriculture emerging from a mode of production different from the capitalist one, that of commons-based peer production. There are indeed several existing open source projects in relation to the primary sector of the economy, and particularly agriculture. This project ...

Think global, print local

Abstract: This article discusses an intrinsic case study which demonstrates the convergence of decentralized online and offline ways of sharing knowledge. We describe a new techno-economic form of value creation and distribution in relation to the knowledge commons and the publishing industry. Moreover, the dynamics and challenges of an emerging commons-based copyright license, named Peer ...

P2P: A manifesto for commons transition

Michel Bauwens and Vasilis Kostakis are writing a new book (draft here) to be published by Westminster University Press (low-cost paperback, free ebook). Moreover, a version of it, provisionally titled Comment Transitionner vers Une Societe et Economie du Commun will be published by Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer editions. This is also part of P2P Lab’s ...

Network society and future scenarios for a collaborative economy

The aim of this book is not to provide yet another critique of capitalism but rather to contribute to the ongoing dialogue for post-capitalist construction, and to discuss how another world could be possible. We build on the idea that peer-to-peer infrastructures are gradually becoming the general conditions of work, economy, and society, considering peer ...

Commons-based peer production in art: Two cases from Greece

This essay narrates, from a creator-observation perspective, the production of two works of fiction, a book of short stories and a play, based on the principles and technologies of Commons-based peer production (CBPP). This is potentially interesting from both the CBPP and the literary perspective. Even though both seem well-matched by their prima facie lack ...

The P2P manifesto

How can we change our world nowadays? The P2P Manifesto argues that the change is taking place right now: New modes of production, governance and property are emerging from a pluralistic movement of social creation. This movement reminds us that the dominant theories of political economy are here to be refuted while it calls us ...

A collaborative book about P2P theory

A collaborative book in Greek –edited by Vasilis Kostakis & Christos Giotitsas– with fundamental texts of scholars and activists on the P2P theory and the commons. Contributors: Michel Bauwens || David Bollier || Antonis Broumas || George Dafermos || Christos Giotitsas || Silke Hefric || Vasilis Kostakis|| Jakob Rigi || Graham Seaman || Johan Söderberg || Raul Victor. ...