Peer Production and the Networked Economy

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Panel at the Wizard of OS 2006 conference: Information Freedom Rules

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"The subtitle of WOS 4 indicates three aspects: As always, WOS wants to showcase areas where freely produced and distributed information matches and surpasses its proprietary competitors, as in software and encyclopedias. WOS 4 also wants to take a look back at Shapiro/Varian's seminal 1999 book "Information Rules" on business strategies for the networked economy, which surprisingly is completely oblivious to the new mode of „commons-based peer production" (Yochai Benkler). And thirdly, WOS 4 will look at the rules required to make Information Freedom sustainable. On this panel, the "Cooking Pot Market" meets the "Network Economy" meets the "Wealth of Networks." [(]