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Holo: Take Back the Internet – Shared P2P Hosting

By on December 12, 2017

Holo is helping to grow a more human Internet — where you control your personal data and choose how your applications work. With Holo, you share your computer’s spare capacity to help others connect to peer-to-peer apps. When people use the apps you host, you can get rewarded in cryptocurrency by the app’s creators. Connect... Continue reading

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Summer of Commoning 4. The Assembly of the Commons of Marseille: a prefiguration full of promise

By on December 2, 2017

During the summer of 2017, I travelled throughout France. Now I am sharing the stories of the commons I met along the way, never knowing what I would find in advance. These articles were originally published in French here: Commons Tour 2017. The English translations are also compiled in this Commons Transition article. The Assembly of... Continue reading

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Yochai Benkler on the Benefits of an Open Source Economic System

By on December 1, 2017

Bart Grugeon Plana: After the breakthrough of the internet, Yochai Benkler, a law professor at Harvard University, quickly understood that new online forms of collaboration such as Wikipedia or Linux responded to a completely new economic logic. Specializing in the digital culture of the networked society, Benkler worked on a coherent economic vision that guides... Continue reading

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Patterns of Commoning: Mapping Our Shared Wealth: The Cartography of the Commons

By on November 24, 2017

Ellen Friedman: If a picture is worth a thousand words, a map is likely worth a thousand pictures. Since 2010, hundreds of commons and “new economy” mapping projects have sprung to life. By depicting thousands of innovative social, environmental and economic initiatives, these maps reveal the complex stories of new systems emerging through the cracks... Continue reading

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FairCoop Activates Open Coop Work

By on November 19, 2017

The latest blog post from the FairCoop project – of which [disclaimer] I am an active member – shows the adoption by the project of the Open Collaborative Platform software, itself a fork of the Open Value Network software originally developed by Bob Haugen and Lynn Foster in collaboration with the Sensorica open hardware enterprise.... Continue reading

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