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Peer-to-Peer Digital Networking: How the Internet Should Work | P2P Foundation

Peer-to-Peer Digital Networking: How the Internet Should Work | P2P Foundation | Networked Society | Scoop.it

I’m pleased to introduce Peer-to-Peer Digital Networking as a free digital book, and to invite public and private feedback on its further development.  

 

For years, I’ve been looking beyond the technical and economic limits which we’ve developed during our fast few decades of personal computing and digital networking.  I’ve looked at co-creative potentials envisioned by Internet pioneers, and added ideas on the basic nature of communication and community.  This book reflects all of that research– but in most ways, it’s just a beginning. 

 

We can rebuild communications technologies (tools, techniques and systems) to foster the emergence of communities and inter-communities of autonomous peers. It’s an immense challenge, however, because we must displace corporations which marry communities to software platforms based on financially extractive models.

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We need to have control of our communications infrastructure, and Greg Cassel has written a book outlining the current situation and how to proceed from here. The book is a free download and Greg wants your comments and suggestions...

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The P2P Foundation Ecosystem and what we did in 2015

The P2P Foundation infrastructure of production and governance currently consists of three different aspects: 

 

  • A formal foundation registered in the Netherlands with 3 operational hubs dedicated to organizing, advocacy, research and the facilitation of a knowledge commons. 

  • An expanding network of activists and researchers working at different levels of engagement, a small core team handling strategy and sustainability, and countless members engaging with and contributing to our information commons, including our blog, public Wiki and Loomio group. 

  • An ecosystem producing and sharing knowledge on the commons and P2P dynamics emerging throughout society. Our widely viewed and shared research wiki and blog are updated daily by our community. 

As of 2016, the P2P Foundation’s structure has been reorganized around three interdependent operational hubs: the Foundation itself, Commons Transition and the P2P Lab...

Activities in 2015 are summarised in this article on the commonstransition site ...

http://commonstransition.org/what-the-p2p-foundation-did-in-2015/ 


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The P2P foundation is building the knowledge base and the commons that may form the core of a new kind of society further down the road...

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The P2P foundation is building the knowledge base and the commons that may form the core of a new kind of society further down the road...

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Michel Bauwens: Are We Shifting to a New Post-Capitalist Value Regime?

Michel Bauwens: Are We Shifting to a New Post-Capitalist Value Regime? | Networked Society | Scoop.it
Every 500 years or so, European civilization and now world civilization, has been rocked by fundamental shifts in its value regime, in which the rules of the game for acquiring wealth and livelihoods have dramatically changed. Following Yochai Benkler's seminal Wealth of Networks, which first identifies peer production, the P2P Foundation has collated a vast amount of empirical evidence of newly emerging value practices, which exist in a uneasy relationship with the dominant political economy, and of which some authors claim, like Jeremy Rifkin and Paul Mason, that it augurs a fundamental shift. What would be the conditions for this new regime to become autonomous and even dominant, and what are the signs of it happening?
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A very interesting talk by Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation ...

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Personal P2P Mesh Network: Share Mobile Access From Your Smartphone To Any Computer

(Reuters) - "Travelling and looking for Internet access?


A new smartphone app allows users to share mobile Web access for free with other people nearby who have the same app.

 

Called Open Garden, the app forms a mesh network that enables each person connected to it to relay it to other users.

 

"Every smartphone is a computer and a router, so we thought it was the right time to interconnect all of these devices together to make general access more ubiquitous," said Micha Benoliel, co-founder and CEO of the San Francisco-based company Open Garden."


Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/11/uk-app-sharing-idUSLNE85A00U20120611 ;

 

 

From Lifehacker: "Open Garden is both a Wi-Fi tethering app and a mesh network. Install it on your Android phone and you can use your mobile data wirelessly on your Windows or Mac laptop, as well as Android tablets.

 

Not only that—you can piggyback on others' mobile connections.

 

Once you've installed the app on your phone and the client on your computer, Open Garden will run in the background managing the connection over Bluetooth.

 

The Android app shows you all the devices connected in Open Garden, as well as the data being transferred.

 

Open Garden supposedly sniffs around for other devices using Open Garden and will manage the best way for yours to get online."

 

Source: http://lifehacker.com/5915859/open-garden-shares-your-and-others-mobile-internet-access-with-your-laptop-and-tablet ;

 

Available for Android, PC & Mac.

 

More info: http://opengarden.com/   ;


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