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“Sharing lies”: five lies about the Sharing Economy | P2P Foundation

“Sharing lies”: five lies about the Sharing Economy | P2P Foundation | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
Under the “sharing” and the “co-whatever,” there hides a wide minefield of concepts and phenomena mixed together.
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1. Platforms are communities. That’s a lie.

2. The “sharing economy” creates conscious consumption. That’s a lie.

3.The “sharing economy” is a new mode of production. That’s a lie.

4. The businesses of the “sharing economy” promote economic activity that displaces capitalism and promotes a new use of the city. That’s a lie.

5. The activity of the businesses of the “sharing economy” strengthens community bonds and helps resist the social effects of the crisis. That’s a lie.

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Holacracy: An organizational governance system developed by Brian Robertson P2P Foundation

Holacracy = An organizational governance system developed by Brian Robertson through incremental testing in his software company Ternary Software, in the early 2000's. Holacracy was influenced by many methods such as agile software development, Getting Things Done®, Sociocracy, and several others.


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The Peer to Peer Manifesto: The Emergence of P2P Civilization and Political Economy | Social Network Unionism

The Peer to Peer Manifesto: The Emergence of P2P Civilization and Political Economy | Social Network Unionism | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

Our current political economy is based on a fundamental mistake. It is based on the assumption that natural resources are unlimited, and that it is an endless sink. This false assumption creates artificial scarcity for potentially abundant cultural resources. This combination of quasi-abundance and quasi-scarcity destroys the biosphere and hampers the expansion of social innovation and a free culture.
In a P2P-based society, this situation is reversed: the limits of natural resources are recognized, and the abundance of immaterial resources becomes the core operating principle. The vision of P2P theory is the following:


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What is P2P? An Introduction

What is P2P? An Introduction | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

“We can’t continue with a system that creates wealth, but that’s also destroying the planet and creating so much social inequality. I think that after 400 years of this, we know it doesn’t work. We need a new system to reclaim all these communal values”


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Open Peer to allow direct peer-to-peer signaling to initiate connection between people, using browsers

Open Peer to allow direct peer-to-peer signaling to initiate connection between people, using browsers | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

While WebRTC is a protocol that allows direct communication between individuals on the internet, using their browser, there is a bottleneck that needs to be resolved. 

WebRTC does not have a "signaling protocol", which allows the initial contact, the "handshake" between two computers, to be performed without the assistance of a dedicated server.

The trouble is that firewalls are preventing that initial communication from happening. They close your computer within a space that others, on the outside, cannot penetrate.

 

Now there is some important work in progress to establish an open peer-to-peer signaling protocol that will overcome the handshake bottleneck.

More at http://openpeer.org/

 

Open Peer is peer-to-peer signalling protocol taking advantages of the IETF advances of firewall penetration techniques for moving media and adds a layer to performs the media signalling in a peer-to-peer fashion but does expect that a minimal requirement of rendezvous servers existing. Beyond the initial rendezvous to get past firewalls, the servers should drop out of the protocol flow and are no longer required.

 

Open Peer was designed with these main goals in mind...

 

There is also a reference here to a previous article about WebRTC

 

http://tinyurl.com/d3y28sm

 


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« Designing The P2P Carsharing Experience

« Designing The P2P Carsharing Experience | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
"An infographic we’ve been working on to capture the P2P car sharing platforms around the world. You can click on the infographic to make it bigger.

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