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Archive for ‘P2PF/Orange Report’: Synthetic overview of the collaborative economy full appendixes

Archive for ‘P2PF/Orange Report’: Synthetic overview of the collaborative economy full appendixes | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
Rushkoff on “Synthetic Overview of the Collaborative Economy Report”   “There is no longer any excuse to remain ignorant of the vast peer-to-peer landscape that is slowly but surely replacing ...

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Book release:Towards Peer-production in Public Services: cases from Finland

Book release:Towards Peer-production in Public Services: cases from Finland | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

by Co-creation, co-governance and peer-to-peer production of public services. The Book can be freely downloaded....


” There are many challenges and opportunities in designing, developing and maintaining services for participatory modes of governance, not to mention their co-creation and peer-to-peer aspects. We ask what can be learned from current research, and what is happening already beyond academia? With the aim to increase the opportunities for dialogue between the Finnish scene and the international context, we gather this collection of articles that deal broadly with the relationships between peer-to-peer dynamics, and public services. Most of the cases presented are illustrative of recent developments and discussions in Finnish society, however, also included are broader international perspectives, giving historical reflection and future-oriented speculation on what might be the outcomes.”

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Africa Unchained: The (P2P) Revolution at hand

Africa Unchained: The (P2P) Revolution at hand | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Simone Cicero writing in Domus: 

The fundamental moment in which design becomes a political tool has arrived. Whatever we choose to call it — P2P culture, peer production movement, open-P2P-design — will we be able to find new meaning cooperatively? Will we be able to participate with conviction in the revolution that is at hand? 

Now that the need for large-scale production is disappearing due to the crystalline democratization of the means of production — now only linked to the time factor which is exponentially compressed every day — the cooperative revolution underway has placed people, as actors in their communities, at the centre of the act of production, humanizing it. 

DIY and P2P are declarations of independence from capital, from national and international institutions, from the market. They are a call to a first-person role and an assumption of responsibility of the individual as an actor within his/her tribe.

 

More here:

http://www.domusweb.it/en/op-ed/the-revolution-at-hand/


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Blueprint for P2P Society: The Partner State & Ethical Economy

Blueprint for P2P Society: The Partner State & Ethical Economy | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

A new way to produce is emerging. By this I mean: a new way to produce anything and everything, whether it is software, food, or cities. What once required rigid organisations and a society defined by the mentality of hierarchies, we are discovering now (and in many cases re-discovering) how to do through free association of peers.

 

By Michel Bauwens | Shareable

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The debt strike is the key weapon to restore popular power | via P2P Foundation

The debt strike is the key weapon to restore popular power | via P2P Foundation | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

For every creditor there must be a debtor and both are necessary. While the creditors – the banks – have realised their power, the debtors – everyone else – haven’t. A glance at the level of private debt reveals just how much potential there is.


Student debt now stands at an estimated £40.3bn, while a combination of stagnant pay and high living costs has left Britain’s average family with unsecured loans worth £7944 each – a staggering total of £210bn of unsecured debt. It is a severe drag on an already knackered economy. Suppose, though, if people refused to repay.


Rather than channelling falling incomes back to the banks that scripted the recession, they simply reject repayment. Immediately, there would be a union of debtors capable of clawing power away from financiers. The old cliché would kick in: ‘Owe the bank £10,000 and the bank owns you. Owe the bank £10,000,000 and you own the bank’. Like those canals and railways of industrial Britain, the credit cards and student loans of financialised Britain give people leverage over elites. The difference is that it now takes debt strikes, and not labour strikes, to harness this power.

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Shareable: Governance of Open Source: George Dafermos Interview

Shareable: Governance of Open Source: George Dafermos Interview | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

In my opinion, the sharing economy has been feeding on and catering to some fundamental human needs and desires since the very dawn of civilisation. That does not mean it is not related to peer production. On the contrary, peer production reinforces collaborative consumption and the sharing economy. It does so in two main ways. It creates and evolves technological infrastructures which transform the scope of increasingly more activities and the context in which they take place, thus turning them into peer activities.


To illustrate, consider how users of P2P file-sharing networks have redefined the consumption of cultural goods like music as an essentially peer activity. Most readily visible, however, is the way in which peer production promotes the sharing economy by means of enriching the commons. If we think of the commons as a shareable economic infrastructure, then we can see clearly how peer production liberates the sharing economy from constraints long imposed upon it by exclusive property regimes.


George Dafermos from Delft University of Technology has been one of the few researchers specializing in the governance of free software communities and, thereby, has established more clear criteria for genuine peer production.

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How Trust Is Built in Peer-to-Peer Marketplaces

How Trust Is Built in Peer-to-Peer Marketplaces | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

As the sharing economy continues to gain momentum, the importance of security and trust between users is becoming increasingly apparent. Not only the Airbnb incident in June 2011 or the shutdown of the luxury carsharing company HiGear have shown that peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplaces involve higher risks than business-to-consumer e-commerce. The key advocates of the sharing economy Rachel Botsman and Lisa Gansky have also identified “trust between strangers” as a necessary foundation for the functioning of P2P asset-sharing marketplaces. While the existing reputation systems such as eBay’s rating system may have been sufficient for e-commerce, the newer P2P platforms, such as car or flat sharing, require more complex trust systems. Since acting anonymously is far easier on the Web than in real life, P2P transactions also call for some type of identity verification, that confirms that you are who you say you are. Having recognized these issues, several entrepreneurs in different countries have begun to build portable cross-platform trust and identity systems meant to facilitate the sharing of assets between individuals, such as TrustCloud, Briiefly, Legit and Peertrust.

 

 

http://trustcloud.com/

http://briiefly.com/

http://legit.co/

http://peertru.st/

 

By Francesca Pick

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Image by opensourceway on Flickr.

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The 'Democratization Of Energy' Will Change Everything

The 'Democratization Of Energy' Will Change Everything | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"The Third Industrial Revolution will move apace over the next several decades, probably peaking around 2050, and plateau in the second half of the 21st century. Already, in the shadow of its ascending bell curve, we can see a new economic era that will take us beyond the industrious mode that characterized the last two centuries of economic development and into a collaborative way of life. The metamorphosis from an industrial to a collaborative revolution represents one of the great turning points in economic history." - Jeremy Rifkin

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