Brian Davey and Michel Bauwens participated in a joint panel at the McPlanet Conference in Berlin. The conference report from Brian is here. In this panel, I defended the position that digital commons are a crucial part of the solutions to the sustainability crisis,and Brian Davey disputed it. He published his notes, which we reproduce below, and I promised to react to this. I will republish this article with my responses, perhaps as a series, in a few days. But it is worth reading Brian’s argument in one go.