Peer Production, Business, Economics

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This is an old introduction page to a subject category, and is no longer updated but replaced by

Old Introduction

In the meantime, we recommend you also consult the following tags in the social bookmarking site Delicious

1) P2P-Economics,

2) P2P-Money,

3) P2P-Business,

4) Open Source Commercialization,

5) P2P-Capitalism,

6) P2P-Production,

7) P2P-Advertising,

8) P2P-Property,

and many other appropriate tags at


Open Source Biology, at (

Open Source Biotechnology in Agriculture, at (,4574,144880,00.html)

Open Source Architecture. More in the article, ‘towards an architectural open source practice, at and see also the blog In the New York Times Magazine, David Brooks has written an interesting article describing the development of exurbia, a move beyond the suburbs that seems to exhibit P2P principles, see .

The Open Source Metaverse, at(,2101,65865,00.html?)

The importance of mental transaction costs, and why it works against micromoney schemes, and on the fame vs. fortune dilemma now facing creators, at (

Yochai Benkler on user-capitalisation, (

Laws of free software production, at (URL =

See the report, “Poor because of Money" by the Strohalm Foundation

Bernard Lietaer on the artificial scarcity of the present money system (

The P2P aspects of Open Money systems: The dedicated site is and are closely working together. handles interactive community discussions and live projects, whereas possesses all material about it (technical, definitions, former papers, etc).(

Margret Kennedy, complementary currencies expert, at (; See also information on the above author at

Justification of the universal wage, short French-language intro by Gilbert Boss, at

The Sharing Economy, essay at

Interview of the author Yochai Benkler by Business Week, at ;

ThinkCycle, is a Web-based industrial-design project that brings together engineers, designers, academics, and professionals from a variety of disciplines. (

Innocentive, at, is a web-based community matching 80,000 independent scientists (the "solvers") to relevant R&D challenges facing leading companies (the "seekers") from around the globe:(from )

An evolutionary scheme for economics, by Wim Nusselder, see

Coordination defined by Philippe Zafirian, at ( The evolution of cooperation:“Evolution's Arrow also argues that evolution itself has evolved. Evolution has progressively improved the ability of evolutionary mechanisms to discover the best adaptations. And it has discovered new and better mechanisms. The book looks at the evolution of pre-genetic, genetic, cultural, and supra-individual evolutionary mechanisms. (

Free sharing as an aspect of civilisation-building, at ( )

Cooperation studies are well monitored by by Howard Rheingold and and a whole team of collaborators at the weblog.

Here's a summary of cooperation theories maintained by Paul Pivcevic of the website.

Book on the history and future of money, ( )

The Open Money project at (

Some other complementary currency initiatives: LIBRA project (Milan, Italy),; Banca Etica (Padova, Italy),; Chiemgauer (Bavaria, Germany), ; WIR Bank (Switzerland),

Learning about monetary reform: Dr. Margrit Kennedy at . one of the leading figures in this field as she published "Interest and Inflation-free Money"(the whole text is available in English at:

A page devoted to ‘alternative economy’ topics, also listing the alternative currencies in Japan, at, and on Argentina’s RGT, the world’s biggest non-money barter network