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This is an old introduction page to a subject category, and is no longer updated but replaced by http://p2pfoundation.net/Category:Business


Old Introduction

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

1) P2P-Economics, http://del.icio.us/mbauwens/P2P-Economics

2) P2P-Money, http://del.icio.us/mbauwens/P2P-Money

3) P2P-Business, http://del.icio.us/mbauwens/P2P-Business

4) Open Source Commercialization, http://del.icio.us/mbauwens/Open-Source-Commercialization

5) P2P-Capitalism, http://del.icio.us/mbauwens/P2P-Capitalism

6) P2P-Production, http://del.icio.us/mbauwens/P2P-Production

7) P2P-Advertising, http://del.icio.us/mbauwens/P2P-Advertising

8) P2P-Property, http://del.icio.us/mbauwens/P2P-Property

and many other appropriate tags at http://del.icio.us/mbauwens


ARTICLES

Open Source Biology, at (http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=2724420)

Open Source Biotechnology in Agriculture, at (http://business-times.asia1.com.sg/sub/views/story/0,4574,144880,00.html)

Open Source Architecture. More in the article, ‘towards an architectural open source practice, at http://www.archis.org/archis_old/english/archis_art_e_2003/art_3b_2003e.html and see also the blog http://www.suite75.net/blog/maze/. 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 http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/04/magazine/04EXURBAN.html?th .

The Open Source Metaverse, at(http://www.wired.com/news/games/0,2101,65865,00.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 (http://shirky.com/writings/fame_vs_fortune.html)

Yochai Benkler on user-capitalisation, (http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_25/b3938902.htm)

Laws of free software production, at (URL = http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/free_issues/issue_02/fud_based_encyclopedia/)

See the report, “Poor because of Money" by the Strohalm Foundation http://www.strohalm.nl/data/uploads/16.htm

Bernard Lietaer on the artificial scarcity of the present money system (http://www.ascentofhumanity.com/book/4-09-Interest_and_Self-Interest.html)

The P2P aspects of Open Money systems: The dedicated site is OpenMoney.org. TheTransitioner.org and OpenMoney.org are closely working together. TheTransitioner.org handles interactive community discussions and live projects, whereas OpenMoney.org possesses all material about it (technical, definitions, former papers, etc).(http://www.thetransitioner.org/wiki/tiki-index.php?page=Open+Money)

Margret Kennedy, complementary currencies expert, at (www.margritkennedy.de); See also information on the above author at http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~roehrigw/kennedy/english/

Justification of the universal wage, short French-language intro by Gilbert Boss, at http://www.gboss.ca/revenu_universel.htm

The Sharing Economy, essay at http://www.yalelawjournal.org/pdf/114-2/Benkler_FINAL_YLJ114-2.pdf

Interview of the author Yochai Benkler by Business Week, at http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_25/b3938902.htm ;

ThinkCycle, is a Web-based industrial-design project that brings together engineers, designers, academics, and professionals from a variety of disciplines. (http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.11/opensource.html)

Innocentive, at http://www.innocentive.com/, 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 http://www.primidi.com/2005/06/11.html )

An evolutionary scheme for economics, by Wim Nusselder, see http://www.antenna.nl/wim.nusselder/schrijfsels/economics.htm

Coordination defined by Philippe Zafirian, at (http://perso.wanadoo.fr/philippe.zarifian/page122.htm) 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. (http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/Papers/Review_Complexity.pdf)

Free sharing as an aspect of civilisation-building, at (http://www.peripheries.net/g-sagot1.htm )

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

Here's a summary of cooperation theories maintained by Paul Pivcevic of the http://www.cooperativeintelligence.org/ website.

Book on the history and future of money, (http://www.thememorybank.co.uk/ )


The Open Money project at (http://www.openmoney.org/

Some other complementary currency initiatives: LIBRA project (Milan, Italy), http://www.aequilibra.it/; Banca Etica (Padova, Italy), http://www.bancaetica.com/; Chiemgauer (Bavaria, Germany), http://www.chiemgauer.info/ ; WIR Bank (Switzerland), http://www.wir.ch/

Learning about monetary reform: Dr. Margrit Kennedy at http://www.margritkennedy.de/ . one of the leading figures in this field as she published "Interest and Inflation-free Money"(the whole text is available in English at: http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~roehrigw/kennedy/english/)

A page devoted to ‘alternative economy’ topics, also listing the alternative currencies in Japan, at http://www3.plala.or.jp/mig/econ-uk.html, and on Argentina’s RGT, the world’s biggest non-money barter network