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* [[Understanding Knowledge as a Commons]] – the book which for which this is an introduction
* Elinor Ostrom and Charlotte Hess, A [[Framework for Analyzing the Knowledge Commons]]
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* Elinor Ostrom and Charlotte Hess, A [[Framework for Analyzing the Knowledge Commons]] – Chapter 3 of that book
(Their contribution, as opposed to their introduction, to the 2006 MIT book above.)
 
  
 
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Book Chapter: Charlotte Hess and Elinor Ostrom, Introduction: An Overview of the Knowledge Commons

In: Understanding Knowledge as a Commons

Excerpt

An excerpt from the introduction:


"First, open access to information is a horse of a much different color than open access to land or water. In the latter case, open access can mean a free-for-all, as in Hardin’s grazing lands, leading to overconsumption and depletion. With distributed knowledge and information the resource is usually nonrivalrous…. In this instance, instead of having negative effects, open access of information provides a universal public good: the more quality information, the greater the public good."

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