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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Hackathon geared toward the 'liberation' of data from public PDF documents

Hackathon geared toward the 'liberation' of data from public PDF documents | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Massive amounts of unstructured data are held in the form of PDF documents, but extracting key figures and words out of PDFs in a programmatic manner can be difficult and costly.
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US ruling could make the web a dangerously different place - Irish Times

US ruling could make the web a dangerously different place - Irish Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Users of popular internet-based services such as these, as well as YouTube, Netflix, Skype, streaming television services from cable and satellite TV providers, Dropbox – in short, anything that potentially uses larger amounts of bandwidth – may have to start paying extra fees to broadband providers as a result of a ruling in the US on Tuesday.

 
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Why FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler isn't big on net neutrality rules - VentureBeat

Why FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler isn't big on net neutrality rules - VentureBeat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

After yesterday’s appeals court decision that rendered the Federal Communication Commission’s net neutrality rules useless against Internet providers like Verizon, the country is up in arms about whether the concept of an open Internet will remain intact.

 
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Getting the Most Return from the Crowd - Crowdsourcing.org

Getting the Most Return from the Crowd - Crowdsourcing.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Living in a world of constant innovation and change, organizations are looking for the best solutions to their traditional challenges in an attempt to stay ahead of the competition with the lowest impact on the bottom line.

 
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8 Principles for Managing A Commmons | On the Commons

8 Principles for Managing A Commmons | On the Commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Elinor Ostrom, a political scientist at Indiana University, received the Nobel Prize in 2009 for her research proving the importance of the commons around the world.
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Jorge Ferrer on participatory spirituality and the comparing mind

"We would see others not as rivals or competitors but as unique embodiments of the Mystery, in both its immanent and transcendent dimension, who could offer us something that no one else could offer and to whom we could give something that no one else could give"

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Cooperation in a Peer Production Economy: Experimental Evidence from Wikipedia | Berkman Center

Cooperation in a Peer Production Economy: Experimental Evidence from Wikipedia | Berkman Center | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

From Wikipedia to Open Source Software, Peer Production – a large-scale collaborative model of production primarily based on voluntary contributions – is emerging as an economically significant production model alongside firms, markets and governments. Yet, its impressive success remains difficult to explain through the assumptions of standard economic theory. 

 
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Jerome Hergueux on Cooperation in a Peer Production Economy

Jerome Hergueux on Cooperation in a Peer Production Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

From Wikipedia to Open Source Software, Peer Production –- a large-scale collaborative model of production primarily based on voluntary contributions –- is emerging as an economically significant production model alongside firms, markets and governments. Yet, its impressive success remains difficult to explain through the assumptions of standard economic theory.

 
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Managing democracy, managing dissent | openDemocracy

Managing democracy, managing dissent  | openDemocracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Mike Schwarz discusses Corporate Watch's new book, Managing Democracy, Managing Dissent – Capitalism, Democracy and the Organisation of Consent, edited by Rebecca Fisher.

  
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Free Speech on the Internet Was Killed Yesterday

Free Speech on the Internet Was Killed Yesterday | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A federal appeals court handed over control of free speech on the Internet to a handful of companies.
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We Just Lost Net Neutrality.

We Just Lost Net Neutrality. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Here's the thing: The FCC could reinstate Net Neutrality right now. Tell the FCC to take the power back!
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About | OWi - Open Source It Manual

About | OWi - Open Source It Manual | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The current version 1.1 of the Open Source It Manual is inspired Open Source it Manual Vs. 1.0, the Best Practices for Open Source Hardware of the Open Source Hardware Association (direct copies in point 2.4, 3.2, 3.3 & 4.1) and the Makers Bill of Rights. Thank you.

 
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Daniel Project: The Use of 3D printing in the manufacture of Prosthetics in Africa

Perhaps one of the most important innovations when talking about 3d printing is the use of the printing technology in creating prosthetics for those who needed the most.

 
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The end of MOOCs and the future of education - Ubyssey Online

The end of MOOCs and the future of education - Ubyssey Online | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In her first year at UBC, Ennas Abdussalam took an introductory computer science course, “Computation, Programs and Programming.” Abdussalam sat with hundreds of others in a large lecture halls with hundreds in attendance, went to lab sections, wrote midterms, submitted projects and eventually completed the course — and like most students, she paid for the credits she received. Now a computer science major, Abdussalam is in her fourth year and the introductory course that she took is now offered online — for free.

 
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No, Netflix Is Not Doomed By the Net Neutrality Decision - The Atlantic

No, Netflix Is Not Doomed By the Net Neutrality Decision - The Atlantic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The second, related, question is: If Internet providers like Verizon force Netflix to pay, is Netflix's business model doomed?

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dante morales's curator insight, January 24, 2014 6:24 PM

Its no surprise that Netflix has experience many bumps on the road to success. First from going public too soon, second pricing issues with studios and now its legal issues with the internet providers.. However, Netflix's plan to provide its consumers with a variety of choices and affordable pricing will help battle this legal woes. I wouldn't be surprise if Netflix would persuade  its consumers to act and reject this new ruling. Majority voice is what overrides laws. Consumers would feel compelled to help Netflix overcome this hurdle because they like what Netflix has done for them such as acquiring data to customize movies for each individual viewer. Eventually for a consumer to switch to a new service would incur them the switching cost. Netflix has a strong value chain and has used technology to make this value chain stronger. 

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Robots are now capable of learning new skills from each other, without human help

Robots are now capable of learning new skills from each other, without human help | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We created them because we need them, but they may well come to realise that they do not need us.
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The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money: Workshops

The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money: Workshops | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
London and New York are the world’s most powerful financial centres. Financial intermediaries in these cities steer money across the globe, impacting all industries, governments and individuals. London and New York though, also host some of the world’s largest concentrations of social, environmental and economic justice campaigners. 
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Monetary History (3) : Medieval prosperity and the lack of usury

Monetary History (3) : Medieval prosperity and the lack of usury | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Modern schoolbooks generally portray the Middle Ages as a time of poverty, backwardness, and economic slavery, from which the people were freed only by the Industrial Revolution; but reliable early historians painted a quite different picture. Thorold Rogers, a nineteenth century Oxford historian, wrote that in the Middle Ages, “a labourer could provide all the necessities for his family for a year by working 14 weeks.” Fourteen weeks is only a quarter of a year! The rest of the time, some men worked for themselves; some studied; some fished. Some helped to build the cathedrals that appeared all over Germany, France and England during the period, massive works of art that were built mainly with volunteer labor. Some used their leisure to visit these shrines. One hundred thousand pilgrims had the wealth and leisure to visit Canterbury and other shrines yearly. William Cobbett, author of the definitive History of the Reformation, wrote that Winchester Cathedral “was made when there were no poor rates; when every labouring man in England was clothed in good woollen cloth; and when all had plenty of meat and bread . . . .” Money was available for inventions and art, supporting the Michelangelos, Rembrandts, Shakespeares, and Newtons of the period.

 
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Raul Banuelos's curator insight, January 17, 2014 7:53 PM

This may help bring some perspective to the Dark Ages. It may just be that our view of the past was inacccurate. 

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Opening up open data: An interview with Tim O’Reilly | McKinsey & Company

Opening up open data: An interview with Tim O’Reilly | McKinsey & Company | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The tech entrepreneur, author, and investor looks at how open data is becoming a critical tool for business and government, as well as what needs to be done for it to be more effective. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Peer-to-peer production and the coming of the commons | How can ...

Peer-to-peer production and the coming of the commons | How can ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

At a certain stage of development, the material productive forces of society come into conflict with the existing relations of production or – this merely expresses the same thing in legal terms – with the property relations within the framework of which they have operated hitherto. From forms of development of the productive forces these relations turn into their fetters. Then begins an era of social revolution. The changes in the economic foundation lead sooner or later to the transformation of the whole immense superstructure. 


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Debate & Presentation European project P2Pvalue: Conditions that favour value creation in common-based peer production | IGOPnet

How does value works in the emerging organizational forms? What conditions favor the collaborative production? What distinguishes the commons from the traditional hierarchical and commercial organizations? Discussion and presentation of the European action research project P2Pvalue “Techno-social platform for sustainable models and value generation in commons-based peer production in the Future Internet”.

 
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Copyright Week: Read-only access is not enough - Creative Commons

Copyright Week: Read-only access is not enough - Creative Commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.

Today is the third day of Copyright Week, and today, we’re focusing on open access.
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Tine De Moor: 'Commons' krijg je als lid van een gemeenschap en zijn geen koopwaar.

Tine De Moor: 'Commons' krijg je als lid van een gemeenschap en zijn geen koopwaar. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In allerlei politieke discussies duikt steeds vaker het begrip Commons op. Een begrip met een lange geschiedenis en een nieuwe relevantie. In zijn meest rudimentaire betekenis verwijst het naar een goed in gemeenschappelijk bezit.
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How big are the UK’s creative industries? Part 3 | Nesta

How big are the UK’s creative industries? Part 3 | Nesta | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We kicked off 2012 with a post explaining why the DCMS’s creative industries statistics for the UK needed to be updated and placed on a more rigorous footing.
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Why you should care about Net neutrality (FAQ) - CNET

Why you should care about Net neutrality (FAQ) - CNET | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A federal appeals court has thrown out the FCC's Net neutrality rules. CNET's Maggie Reardon explains what the ruling means to the average consumer -- and why it really, really matters.

 
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