Open Source Economics

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= Concept used by the Open Source Ecology project of Marcin Jakubowski.

Open Source Economy

An Open Source Economy does not depend on market force. It is an abundant or post-scarcity[1] economy[2]. By default it does not require exchange value to determine resource generation or aquisition.

What is Open Source Economics?

"Our mission is to extend the Open Source model to the provision any goods and services- Open Source Economics. This means opening access to the information and technology which enables a different economic system to be realized, one based on the integration of natural ecology, social ecology, and industrial ecology. This economic system is based on open access- based on widely accessible information and associated access to productive capital- distributed into the hands of an increased number of people. We believe that a highly distributed, increasingly participatory model of production is the core of a democratic society, where stability is established naturally by the balance of human activity with sustainable extraction of natural resources. This is the opposite of the current mainstream of centralized economies, which have a structurally built-in tendency towards of overproduction." [1]

More Information

For a more general discussion of the economics of Open Source Software projects, see entry on the Economics of Open Source

See Also

Resource-Based Economy