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P2P Foundation's MediaWiki Skin

Hi Michel:

I'm trying to understand how you modified the skin for this wiki. Looks like you're using a variant of the standard Vector skin.

I checked out your MediaWiki:Common.css file, but I suspect there are other modifications to the skin that aren't immediately obvious. At least, not to me.

Can you offer some insight?


Davydog (talk) 02:02, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I didn't do the skin, so if you send me an email to michelsub2004 at gmail, I will forward to our wiki experts

--MIchel Bauwens (talk) 06:15, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

New user request page

Music as a catalyst for change

Michel. I admire the bold steps you and your friends are taking!

I'm a musician and songwriter among other things and I would love to get your thoughts on how recordings of original music and live concerts and performances will work in the new systems that are emerging. The implications of the 21st Century realm of royalty-free music are astoundingly complex against the backdrop of the RIAA, Hollywood, Wall Street models of the 20th Century.

Some questions:

  • How was popular music used to build wealth for the 1% in the past. Was it fair?
  • How shall the paradigm shift toward musical creativity forming a core good for monetized distribution networks of the future for the 99% within a commons-based model?.
  • How can a new repository system be seeded with content independently from the current mainstream? Can I make a living from it?
  • Is there a usable replacement for the "supply and demand equation" of the past that could apply to music production and distribution in the Commons?

We all understand that it's a tough 'market' to break into and imbalances occur frequently between producers, middlemen and consumers. I want my OzoneFarm Platform to provide ways and means for me and people like me to produce and distribute our musical goods and services to those who want and need them in the most beautiful and loving way possible. I want to change the phrase "proceeds of concerts" to the "fruits of gatherings" where our music is used to bring people into the creative process rather than blocking them out of it and making them "pay toll to the troll" to build a taller silo. I believe strongly that Music as a whole will be a major driver of some very good change in a very short time. Please have a look at some evidence and let me know what you think.

Thanks! CQ 14:24, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Open Music Business Models

Hi CQ, you may have seen that we have a Music and ]] section, with the latter having material on the filesharing debate (economic impacts). In Diigo and delicious, under mbauwens, I have Open-Music-Business-Models tags, keeping track of what is written on the topic. A study in Norway has shown that at least there musicians are earning more post-filesharing than before, though of course the overall majority of musicians and artists are still precarious, as they have been through most of modern history (in traditional societies, your place was fixed and cared for, with patronage filling in the gaps). You may also check out the publications of the Free Culture Forum, of which I am a member, and the 2nd report is on business models. For general info on how to deal with IP-free shared innovation commons, see our sections on Business Models and on P2P Funding. I've never had the time to do a synthesis though. Your project looks very much in tune with what the more advanced artists are trying to achieve, and thee must be a few similar platforms out there (I've seen one in Sweden or Norway, but can't remember the name). Check out Pat Kane's true fans model, which seems to work for him. Will check your link.

Michel --MIchel Bauwens 03:25, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

TeX for Math Formulas

I forget who I was supposed to ask about getting MediaWiki's subset of TeX implemented here, as I am using it more and more for logic and math work. JonAwbrey 12:45, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

sorry I never saw this Jon, but franco at p2pfoundation dot net is the man who would know this--MIchel Bauwens (talk) 00:54, 29 November 2012 (UTC)


Hi Michel

What about knocking your old Manifesto into (slightly?) better shape? Simon Grant (talk) 06:59, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

yes, that would be great!!

--MIchel Bauwens (talk) 07:16, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Now done -- see P2P and Human Evolution Enjoy! ;) Simon Grant (talk) 11:26, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

CopyFair License status

Hi Michel,

I was delighted when I read your chapter in Ours to Hack and to Own, and then the piece here on CopyFair licenses. Delighted both because you clearly described exactly the kind of license I had been looking for and also because I discovered I wasn't just failing in my attempts to find such a license: you clearly state that it does not exist yet.

I'm reaching out to ask if there is anything I can do to accelerate the creation of a usable license.

I have been advised that the AGPLv3 is very close to this and that it would be a greater service to the community to increase the deployment of that license than to create another. I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

Thanks in advance for your time, Gordon. User_talk:Gwpcasey

thanks for your offer Gordon. The most pressing issue for me would be to simply write one ! and then submit/discuss it with legal experts ...; also of use would be someone who could monitor any progress on this issue on a more regular basis ...

can you also write me at michel at p2pfoundation dot net, so I can put you in touch with stacco, who is also supposed to follow this issue more closely ?

--MIchel Bauwens (talk) 17:31, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

deleted category ActiveContributor

Michel -- you are the most active contributor, of course, but I have deleted the category as it was painfully misleading! See Category:ActiveContributor

best wishes Simon Grant (talk) 18:22, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

great, can't remember what was on it ..

--MIchel Bauwens (talk) 20:19, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Deleting Mathochistic Pages

Hi Michel, It appears I can only blank the pages, not delete them. Let me know if there is some sort of deletion tag I can place on pages, or if you can temporarily give me a delete button, I can do it. JonAwbrey (talk) 10:48, 5 September 2017 (UTC)


not sure what the problem is on your side, I will ask,

In the meantime, I have deleted the four:

 ! 02:20 	Boolean-Valued Function‎ (diff | hist) . . (-7,493)‎ . . JonAwbrey (Talk | contribs | block) (blank page) [1]
  ! 02:12 	Boolean Function‎ (diff | hist) . . (-5,409)‎ . . JonAwbrey (Talk | contribs | block) (blank page) [1]
  ! 02:08 	Boolean Domain‎ (diff | hist) . . (-5,209)‎ . . JonAwbrey (Talk | contribs | block) (blank page) [1]
  ! 02:02 	Ampheck‎ (diff | hist) . . (-9,861)‎ . . JonAwbrey (Talk | contribs | block) (blank page) [1]

If you blank, I see that in the recent pages which I check every other day, and I can delete them from there,

let's see if simon knows what's going on

--MIchel Bauwens (talk) 12:17, 5 September 2017 (UTC)