There is no such thing as an „open access commons“

update: January 10 The International Commons Conference hold in Berlin in the fall of 2010 triggered a complex debate on the commoning-list (the archive is publicly accessible). One of the issues discussed is if, say, Free Software or the Wikipedia could be called „open access commons„; if they could be conceptualized as „unstructured commons“ with […]

The Commons as a new narrative for the 21 century

I had the opportunity to do the introductory talk of the World Commons Forum held on 29 and 30 of September in Salzburg. I am pleased to share my ideas as well as the presentation. It includes a table to compare the present paradigm with the commons paradigm.