The P2P manifesto

Full title: “P2P manifesto: Creating the world we want within the confines of the world we want to transcend“, written by Vasilis Kostakis.. Summary: 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 ...

The political economy of information production in the social web

Full title: “The political economy of information production in the social web: Chances for reflection on our institutional design“, written by Vasilis Kostakis. Summary: This research project is based on the idea that information production on the web is mainly taking place within either proprietary- or commons-based platforms. The productive processes of those two ‘workplaces’ ...

At the turning point of the current techno-economic paradigm

Full title: “At the turning point of the current techno-economic paradigm: Commons-based peer production, desktop manufacturing and the role of civil society in the Perezian framework“, written by Vasilis Kostakis. Summary: Following the theory of techno-economic paradigm shifts (TEPS), this study calls attention to the phenomenon of commons-based peer production (CBPP). In the context of ...

A collaborative book about P2P theory

Summary: 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 ...

Public information as a commons

Full title: “Public information as a commons: The case of ERT and the peer-to-peer prospect“, co-authored by Vasilis Kostakis & Christos Giotitsas. Summary: This essay deals with a new understanding of the public character of information, based on the alternative modes of property that came to the fore with the advent of commons-based peer production and ...