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thoughts on the development of peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Web-based Collaborative Platforms: Nupedia vs. Wikipedia

Web-based Collaborative Platforms: Nupedia vs. Wikipedia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Web-based collaborative platforms are systems designed to support individuals to accomplish tasks in a cooperative manner on the Internet. Those applications may also support communication and coordination of work produced collaboratively between two or more people. Basfoutsou et. al. [1] and Moreno-Llorena et. al. [2] propose five different categories of collaborative systems according to their functionalities:

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20 Jobs of the Future

In the past, careers were stable, linear and singular. People chose one path and pursued it over the course of their lives from college to retirement.
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Show & Tell from the Open & Citizen Science OKCon Hackathon | OKF Open Science Working Group

Show & Tell from the Open & Citizen Science OKCon Hackathon | OKF Open Science Working Group | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Most hackdays end with “Show and Tell” — each project giving a demo or a report on their progress. Today’s Open Science and Citizen Science Hackathon, anchored in Geneva on the heels of OK Con, included remote participants in France, Germany, the Netherlands and the US, and possibly other places. This did complicate Show and Tell. - 

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Home broadband speed Impacts household income - Ericsson

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), in conjunction with Arthur D. Little and Chalmers University of Technology, today releases results of a joint study on the economic effects of broadband access speed on households.

 
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Peer Production License - P2P Foundation

Peer Production License - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The peer production license is an example of the Copyfarleft type of license, in which only other commoners, cooperatives and nonprofits can share and re-use the material, but not commercial entities intent on making profit through the commons without explicit reciprocity


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SUSTAINABILITY beyond the commodity-machine

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“What happens when this commodity-machine —now conveniently locatedout of the view of most of us— breaksdown, as environments give out,markets crash, and/or sweat-shopworkers scattered across the globesomehow refuse to go on?”Hal Foster, 2003.
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Homepage - European Citizens' Initiative - European Commission

Homepage - European Citizens' Initiative - European Commission | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The European citizens' initiative allows one million EU citizens to participate directly in the development of EU policies, by calling on the European Commission to make a legislative proposal.

 
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NBCU-Backed Study: Online Piracy Continues to Rise Dramatically - Variety

NBCU-Backed Study: Online Piracy Continues to Rise Dramatically - Variety | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

With Capitol Hill lawmakers once again poised to scrutinize the state of online piracy, a new study commissioned by the entertainment industry shows a rapid increase in Internet infringement in recent years, to almost one-fourth of all bandwidth in North America, Europe and Asia.

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Social Safari » Amsterdam Sharing Capital

Social Safari » Amsterdam Sharing Capital | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

More and more people are sharing what they own, reusing what they have, and working together where they can. Citizen participation, social entrepreneurship and environmental responsibility have become increasingly common than in the last decades. For governmental organisations this leads to the question how they can jump on the bandwagon. And also, what are the remaining tasks for governments? What do citizens expect from a government when they are more self-organised? And are there people left out and forgotten when new networks and partnerships arise?

 
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Open source hardware holds the same promise as software - opensource.com

Open source hardware holds the same promise as software - opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


I see SparkFun Electronics mentioned often in my social media stream, so I jumped at the chance to interview Chris Clark, the company's Director of Information Technology.

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Meet the Makers: Fab Lab | Urbana Champaign Mini Maker Faire

Meet the Makers: Fab Lab | Urbana Champaign Mini Maker Faire | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Champaign Urbana Community Fab Lab has truly become a staple of the DIY/Maker community in Champaign Urbana. They are always a favorite at the UC Maker Faire and will be returning once again to show off all they have to offer. Be sure to stop, say hi, and get hands on with some of the fun equipment they will be bringing. Perhaps make yourself a custom sticker before you move on.

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Working Group Stories: Open Design & Hardware, Open Economics ...

Working Group Stories: Open Design & Hardware, Open Economics ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Last week we published updates from the Public Domain, Open Sustainability and Open Education Working Groups. Look out for more stories next month, to keep up-to-date with the buzzing brilliance of the Network.
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Firms Helping Boat Owners Test Waters of 'Sharing Economy' - Insurance Journal

Firms Helping Boat Owners Test Waters of 'Sharing Economy' - Insurance Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

San Francisco-based Boatbound.co set up its East Coast headquarters on the Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne and launched nationally in June. About the same time, Cruzin.com finished a pilot program in Dania Beach and went live with its site, and there are a handful of other national competitors eyeing the Sunshine State. Locally based startups Fun2boat.com, Boatyard.com and Boatsetter.com are getting ready to launch their own variations on the concept.

 
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Site offers tax answers for sharing economy freelancers

Site offers tax answers for sharing economy freelancers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
1099.is is a new site that aims to answer users' questions about making money from the web.
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Mozilla Science Lab

The Science Lab will foster dialog between the open web community and researchers to tackle this challenge. Together they’ll share ideas, tools, and best practices for using next-generation web solutions to solve real problems in science, and explore ways to make research more agile and collaborative.

 
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background story

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As I start my four-year-long journey of researching and writing about postcapitalist design cultures, perhaps it is time to reflect on what has brought me here. Let’s return four years backwards; I had just graduated from my design studies in Strasbourg. Having done two internships, intentionally in market-driven sectors (marketing/advertisement and luxury architecture/decoration), I had zero interest in a commercial design job. Being a freelancer would still be acceptable, but it would not satisfy my —yet undefined— social/political interest in design. I decided to take a year off and try figuring out the politics that would drive my practice.

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Proposal: A Cooperative Strategy for Distributed Renewable Energy (1)

Proposal: A Cooperative Strategy for Distributed Renewable Energy (1) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“”A public policy geared toward the public good whether it comes from the government, business or local level communities, would seek to mitigate neoliberal development models which act more like leaches than community symbiots. Public policy should not be used to privilege the existent destructive corporate order, but instead provide for the space necessary for alternative polycentric solutions. The demand for and growth in alternative energy, particularly wind energy, provides a substantial opportunity for community entrepreneurs. Groups in Oregon, Minnesota, and Maine are working together to pool their resources and own wind capital outright. Yet these models are in their infancy, and current national policy continues to privilege the corporate firm above all others. The proposed solutions for freeing the market for alternative energy innovation must not only be critical of the impediments to innovation, but also must stress the potential benefits from such development.

 
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Wikipedia:Workshop/Open Science Workshop (Geneva) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

An Open Science Workshop will take place in Geneva on the 19th of september 2013, from 10 am to 17 pm (CEST). It aims to map open science references and initiatives on the wiki of the P2P Foundation and to enhance Wikipedia coverage on the topic.

The workshop would be hosted at the Computer Science Centre at the University of Geneva. It is to be part of an Open and Citizen Science HackDay within the Open Knowledge Conference. It has been coordinated by the P2P Foundation, HackYourPhD and several wikipedians.

The workshop is based on a formula developed by the P2P Foundation : the Wikisprint. As its name suggests, the wikisprint targets to get a maximum of contributions within a short time frame (a day for instance) on one or several wikis.

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HOW TO REDISTRIBUTE AUTHORITY: Participatory knowledge matters for ... - MorungExpress

Democracy is not just about the formal structures of elections and political representation; democracy is more fundamentally about where authority rests in society. A democratic society is one where ordinary people have authority; enough authority to make political demands, to hold people to account, to be taken seriously. This is why there is an essential link between democracy and dignity. Democratisation is about the dispersal of authority throughout society – the dignity of ‘ordinary folk’. So what is authority and how can participatory practices create it or redistribute it? These questions lead us to think about the ways in which different people are characterised as knowing, or not knowing, about ‘reality’ or ‘the real world’. I want to suggest that ‘knowledge of reality’ is a crucial battleground of democracy.   

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Smarter Cities -- How to Foster Participatory Democray

Smarter Cities -- How to Foster Participatory Democray | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Open data is the key to balancing power in cities between residents and decision-makers.
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Another ‘sharing economy’ home rental service hits LA

London-based Onefinestay is rolling out its service in Los Angeles that takes the “sharing economy” home vacation rental services Airbnb and HomeAway one step further — curating insider “to do” suggestions from the actual homeowners.
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10 Steps To Create A Local Sharing Economy

10 Steps To Create A Local Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy is a great idea in theory but it can only thrive if cities encourage it. Here's how.
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Whats A Fablab? | Timbuktu Chronicles

Paulo Blikstein, an assistant professor at Stanford University, talks about the Fab Lab, an effort to inspire invention and innovation aimed at school-aged youth.
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Labels: youth education makerspace hackerspace invention innovation

  
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FabLab Highlighted at the Maine Conference on the Arts

FabLab Highlighted at the Maine Conference on the Arts | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Many new kinds of technology tools are available to artists, such as 3D printing and computing navigated cutting. Fabrication labs have become a means of accessing these tools and serve as creative incubators and prototyping centers. This session will provide an overview the kinds of technology these centers have available. Visual artists, performers, arts organizations and community groups will better understand how these facilities are transforming the way people think about ‘production’ and how such facilities can be used for their individual endeavors.

 

 

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Mach 30 at the 2013 Open Hardware Summit | Mach 30

Mach 30 at the 2013 Open Hardware Summit | Mach 30 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

One of the things I look forward to the most every September is the Open Hardware Summit. From the first year, the Open Hardware Summit has been a critical event for Mach 30 team members to attend, and 2013 is no exception. This year involved a number of firsts for Mach 30 including our first opportunity to speak at the Summit, another speaker mentioning Mach 30 and its work, and meeting makers who are using Open Design Engine to host their project.

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