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The Power of Mass Collaboration

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This weekend, more then 9,000 people and 484 organizations from around the world came together in 83 cities across 44 countries, as well as online, to engage directly with NASA at the largest hackathon ever held.
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David Graeber - ARTIST TAXI DRIVER Curates. - CULTURE IS NOT YOUR FRIEND - YouTube

David Graeber is an American anthropologist, political activist and author. He is currently a professor at the London School of Economics and was formerly an...
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Rebuilding care services: could social co-operatives be the answer?

Rebuilding care services: could social co-operatives be the answer? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A democratic ownership model could help improve public trust in social care, says Pat Conaty
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Secrecy versus openness: Internet security and the limits of open source and pee :: TU Delft Institutional Repository

Open source and peer production have been praised as organisational models that could change the world for the better. It is commonly asserted that almost any societal activity could benefit from distributed, bottom-up collaboration — by making societal interaction more open, more social, and more democratic. However, we also need to be mindful of the limits of these models. How could they function in environments hostile to openness? Security is a societal domain more prone to secrecy than any other, except perhaps for romantic love. In light of the destructive capacity of contemporary cyber attacks, how has the Internet survived without a comprehensive security infrastructure? Secrecy vs. openness describes the realities of Internet security production through the lenses of open source and peer production theories. The study offers a glimpse into the fascinating communities of technical experts, who played a pivotal role when the chips were down for the Internet after large-scale attacks. After an initial flirtation with openness in the early years, operational Internet security communities have put in place institutional mechanisms that have resulted in less open forms of social production. 

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What Greece Won

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Why all the negative analysis about the debt deal that has actually done the rest of Europe a favor?
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Will the sharing economy disrupt the banking industry? | Impact Lab

Will the sharing economy disrupt the banking industry? | Impact Lab | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the same way that it has torn apart newspapers, radio and the postal service, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney worries that technology will disrupt
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Greece’s fate: In Angela Merkel’s hands?

Greece’s fate: In Angela Merkel’s hands? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Economist James Galbraith recently spent a week with Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. He shares with Fortune what he learned while looking at the nation’s fiscal crisis from the inside.
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Technology can turn haves and have-nots into partners

Technology can turn haves and have-nots into partners | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Most rich people agree with the goals of redistribution but would like to ensure that their money is well spent, and new technologies can help in this regard, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti
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A New Alignment of Movements? Part II: Strategies for a Convergence of Movements | Commons Transition

A New Alignment of Movements? Part II: Strategies for a Convergence of Movements | Commons Transition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A key challenge facing all of the movements, noted Kate Swade of Shared Assets, is whether to pursue solutions through pragmatic politics and elections, or whether to try to change the general political discourse and institutional structures over the long term. It seems difficult to pursue both options at the same time. This apparent choice may be especially vexing for the Degrowth movement, whose very name is often seen as unappealing to the political mainstream. (“At least the term can’t be easily co-opted,” quipped one leader at the Fourth International Degrowth Conference in Leipzig, Germany, held days after this workshop.) Is this a cautionary lesson for other movements seeking to change the discourse?

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CAPS Consultation Meeting at Net Futures 2015 Conference | P2P Foundation

CAPS Consultation Meeting at Net Futures 2015 Conference | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Come and join us for the CAPS consultation meeting on 25 March 2015 in Brussels.
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To Make Hope Possible Rather Than Despair Convincing | P2P Foundation

To Make Hope Possible Rather Than Despair Convincing | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Transcript of "To Make Hope Possible Rather Than Despair Convincing," a talk by David Bollier introducing the commons.
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The Alternative in Greece | Jacobin

The Alternative in Greece | Jacobin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the Eurogroup’s Friday statement, the existing program is referred to as an “arrangement,” but this changes absolutely nothing essential. The “extension” that the Greek side is now requesting (under the “Master Financial Assistance Facility Agreement”) is to be enacted “in the framework of the existing arrangement” and aims at “successful completion of the review on the basis of the conditions in the current arrangement.”

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Is Syriza Retreating? | Jacobin

Is Syriza Retreating? | Jacobin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The latest from Europe is not good. Syriza appears to have backtracked in negotiations, and Germany is seeking total surrender.

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FairStarts - P2P Foundation

FairStarts - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Our plan is to build a networks of incubators to develop transnational open cooperatives for the commons peer production.

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Is Google’s Latest TLD Purchase a Game-Changer?

Is Google’s Latest TLD Purchase a Game-Changer? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The idea of industry-specific Top Level Domains (TLDs) has always been a bit of a novelty.
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Internet Security and the Limits of Open Source and Peer Production - P2P Foundation

Internet Security and the Limits of Open Source and Peer Production - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Open source and peer production have been praised as organisational models that could change the world for the better. It is commonly asserted that almost any societal activity could benefit from distributed, bottom-up collaboration — by making societal interaction more open, more social, and more democratic. However, we also need to be mindful of the limits of these models. How could they function in environments hostile to openness? Security is a societal domain more prone to secrecy than any other, except perhaps for romantic love. In light of the destructive capacity of contemporary cyber attacks, how has the Internet survived without a comprehensive security infrastructure? Secrecy vs. openness describes the realities of Internet security production through the lenses of open source and peer production theories. The study offers a glimpse into the fascinating communities of technical experts, who played a pivotal role when the chips were down for the Internet after large-scale attacks. After an initial flirtation with openness in the early years, operational Internet security communities have put in place institutional mechanisms that have resulted in less open forms of social production."

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Embrace unknowns, opt for flexibility in environmental policies | UW Today

Embrace unknowns, opt for flexibility in environmental policies | UW Today | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We make hundreds, possibly thousands, of decisions each day without having full knowledge of what will happen next. Life is unpredictable, and we move forward the best we can despite not knowing every detail.

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Category:Commons Economics - P2P Foundation

Category:Commons Economics - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

First list of confirmations to conference: Allan Butcher, Sophie Anita Ball, Daniel Dahm (I plied to him already), Zofia Lapniewska, Margrit Kennedy, Kevin Hansen, Richard Rosen, Marvin Brown, Egardo Lander, Bernardo Gutierrez, Smari McCarthy, Wolfgang Hoeschele, Orsan Senalp, Jorge Machado

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Bristol: Green Capital?, Costing the Earth - BBC Radio 4

Bristol: Green Capital?, Costing the Earth - BBC Radio 4 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bristol is Europe's Green Capital for 2015. Tom Heap finds out what that means.
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lettera27. With Kër Thiossane, Africa Is Home to Open Culture | Doppiozero

lettera27. With Kër Thiossane, Africa Is Home to Open Culture | Doppiozero | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Why Africa?  For many years lettera27 has been dedicated to exploring various issues and debates around the African continent and with this new editorial column we would like to open a dialogue with cultural protagonists who deal with Africa.
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Elena Papadopoulou: 10 Points on the Eurogroup decision

Elena Papadopoulou: 10 Points on the Eurogroup decision | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

1. The Eurogroup of the 20th of February was the end of the first (short) round of negotiations between the new Greek government and its European partners.

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Debating the degrowth alternative | P2P Foundation

Debating the degrowth alternative | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Is degrowth, as currently formulated, sufficiently rigorous and inclusive to offer the theoretical legitimacy and political unity for a system shift?
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No, Syriza has not surrendered | Red Pepper

No, Syriza has not surrendered | Red Pepper | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tom Walker looks at what Greece's government has agreed – and argues that buying time is not the same thing as breaking promises


Surrender! Capitulation! Betrayal! Syriza hasn't even been in office for a month, but already the obituaries are being written. 

Some on the left, of course, had written them long before January's election. Syriza, you see, has failed to declare the revolution. So far, so familiar. But over the last few days some more sensible forces seem – as with the coalition deal in the early days of the Syriza government – to have got a little carried away in their horror at this week's debt deal, believing the German government's crowing rhetoric that Syriza has suffered total humiliation.

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Versobooks.com | Stathis Kouvelakis: ‘Going on this way can only mean defeat’

Versobooks.com | Stathis Kouvelakis: ‘Going on this way can only mean defeat’ | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

After Greece’s agreement with the European Union – with the aid programme being extended in exchange for the continuation of structural reforms – the new government has arrived at an impasse. The hopes of those seeking an end to austerity have not even lasted a month. Stathis Kouvelakis, member of the Syriza central committee and reader in political theory at King’s College London comments on these developments in the interview below.

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Seven Lessons from Greece | Jacobin

Seven Lessons from Greece | Jacobin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Since taking power, Syriza hasn’t accepted what’s been imposed, but instead fought to create a new political landscape.

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openDemocracy Ltd is fundraising on JustGiving for The OpenTrust

openDemocracy Ltd is fundraising on JustGiving for The OpenTrust | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Help openDemocracy raise money for this great cause.
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