Difference between revisions of "Overview of the Knowledge Commons"

From P2P Foundation
Jump to navigation Jump to search
 
Line 3: Line 3:
 
In: [[Understanding Knowledge as a Commons]]
 
In: [[Understanding Knowledge as a Commons]]
  
== Excerpt ==
+
== Introductory Passage ==
  
 
An excerpt from the introduction:  
 
An excerpt from the introduction:  
Line 9: Line 9:
 
      
 
      
 
"First, open access to information is a horse of a much different color than open access to land or water. In the latter case, open access can mean a free-for-all, as in Hardin’s grazing lands, leading to overconsumption and depletion. With distributed knowledge and information the resource is usually nonrivalrous…. In this instance, instead of having negative effects, open access of information provides a universal public good: the more quality information, the greater the public good."
 
"First, open access to information is a horse of a much different color than open access to land or water. In the latter case, open access can mean a free-for-all, as in Hardin’s grazing lands, leading to overconsumption and depletion. With distributed knowledge and information the resource is usually nonrivalrous…. In this instance, instead of having negative effects, open access of information provides a universal public good: the more quality information, the greater the public good."
 +
 +
== Excerpts ==
 +
 +
== Commentary ==
  
 
== More Information ==
 
== More Information ==
 +
* [[Elinor Ostrom]]
 
* [[Understanding Knowledge as a Commons]] – the book which for which this is an introduction
 
* [[Understanding Knowledge as a Commons]] – the book which for which this is an introduction
 
* Elinor Ostrom and Charlotte Hess, A [[Framework for Analyzing the Knowledge Commons]] – Chapter 3 of that book
 
* Elinor Ostrom and Charlotte Hess, A [[Framework for Analyzing the Knowledge Commons]] – Chapter 3 of that book

Latest revision as of 13:14, 24 February 2021

Book Chapter: Charlotte Hess and Elinor Ostrom, Introduction: An Overview of the Knowledge Commons

In: Understanding Knowledge as a Commons

Introductory Passage

An excerpt from the introduction:


"First, open access to information is a horse of a much different color than open access to land or water. In the latter case, open access can mean a free-for-all, as in Hardin’s grazing lands, leading to overconsumption and depletion. With distributed knowledge and information the resource is usually nonrivalrous…. In this instance, instead of having negative effects, open access of information provides a universal public good: the more quality information, the greater the public good."

Excerpts

Commentary

More Information