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#[[:Category:Community Economics | Allen Butcher's Community Economics]]
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#[[:Category:OpenCapital | Chris Cook's Open Capital approach]]
#[[:Category:Peereconomy | Christian Siefkes' Peer Economy]]
#[[:Category:User Owned | Patrick Anderson's User Ownership Theory]]
#[[:Category:User Owned | Patrick Anderson's User Ownership Theory]]
#Péter Mázsa's [[Free Tax Project‎]]
#Péter Mázsa's [[Free Tax Project‎]]

Revision as of 10:37, 9 August 2011

We study the impact of Peer to Peer technology and thought on society.

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete" - Buckminster Fuller [1]

Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. - Margaret Mead [2]

Towards an Open and Autonomous Internet and Society

  • Participate in the ContactCon conference, October 20, 2011, NYC

P2P in a Nutshell

an easy way to discover the ideas of the P2P Foundation, compiled by Mauro Bieg.

Our aims

We function as a clearinghouse for open/free, participatory/p2p and commons-oriented initiatives.

We aim to be a pluralist network to document, research, and promote peer to peer alternatives. Our political aims could be summarized under the following maxims:

  1. ending the destruction of the biosphere by abandoning the dangerous conceptions of pseudo-abundance in the natural world (i.e. based on the assumption that natural resources are infinite);
  2. promoting free cultural exchange by abandoning the innovation-inhibiting conceptions of pseudo-scarcity in the cultural world (i.e. based on the assumption that the free flow of culture needs to be restricted through excessive copyrights etc...).

Can we help you? How to support us?

  1. How you can help us?; How To Contribute; How to Write for our Wiki; P2P Foundation Wiki Requested Articles
  2. We are conducting P2P Seminars to assist individuals, organizations and society at large in their efforts to adapt to the new participative world based on social innovation. See the Testimonials page for some reactions. And here is a version of our slide presentation at Slideshare
  3. Support the P2P Foundation by buying your books at our Bookstore
  4. Why is participation to the P2P Foundation not totally open?
  5. Important notice on COPYRIGHT: Fair Use Notice

Our Platform

The Foundation

Our Ideas

  1. About The Foundation [3]
  2. Our Understanding of P2P
  3. Manifesto: P2P and Human Evolution
  4. The P2P Meme Map
  5. Best P2P Essays 1 2
  6. Bibliography of Michel Bauwens on P2P

Our Key Resources

  1. The P2P Blog
  2. What’s New in the Wiki
  3. Wiki RSS Feed
  4. Our Newsletter

Learning More

  1. P2P Bookstore
  2. P2P Foundation Participation in Scientific Symposia
  3. P2P Seminars & (Testimonials)
  4. Our Expert Database
  5. Watch this P2P lecture!
  6. Listen to this Podcast
  7. Read this Interview

Who We Are

Internal Wiki Pages

  1. Check them out here

Join our learning community!

  1. P2P Foundation Email Lists
  2. P2P Foundation RSS Feeds


We are looking for maintainers for our subject pages! Interested?

Key Topics

P2P and Business ; P2P Business Models ; Collaborative Economy

P2P and Governance

P2P, Copyright and Property

The P2P Paradigms

Open and Free Input

Participatory Processes ; Cooperation

Commons Output ; Sharing

The Three Aspects of Peer Production

Peer Production

Peer Governance

Peer Property & Licensing

The Three Aspects of Application in Society

P2P Civil Society Approaches

P2P Market Approaches

P2P State Approaches

P2P Infrastructures

Agriculture and Food

Open and Shared Design

Open and Distributed Manufacturing

Open Standards

P2P Education and Learning

P2P Energy

P2P Facilitation

P2P Media

P2P Money ; Peer Funding

P2P & Technology ; P2P Technological Infrastructure


P2P Villages & Cities

P2P Domains

P2P Art

Collective Intelligence

Ecology and Sustainablity


P2P Gaming and Metaverses

Geography and Mapping

P2P Music

P2P Policy

P2P Politics

P2P Relationality

P2P Science

P2P Security and Warfare

P2P Spirituality, Philosophy and Metaphysics

P2P Taxation

P2P Resources

General P2P Resources

Case Studies

Companies with P2P business models

Conferences on P2P topics


Encyclopedia : New! Mini-version

Events Calendar

Individuals, Who's Who in P2P

Movements, P2P and commons-rriented org's


Research on P2P

Resources and tools

Statistics on P2P trends

Media Resources

Articles on P2P topics

Books on P2P topics

Fiction with P2P themes

Graphics to use in presentations

Podcasts and Audio

Webcasts and Video

Special Individual Projects

We're urgently looking for female-led projects for this space!

  1. Adam Arvidsson's Ethical Economy
  2. Allen Butcher's Community Economics
  3. Chris Cook's Open Capital approach
  4. Patrick Anderson's User Ownership Theory
  5. Péter Mázsa's Free Tax Project‎
  6. Robert Searle's Transfinancial Economics
  7. Thomas Kalka's Key P2P Concepts
  8. Timothy Wilken's Synergic Projects

Other P2P Foundation Projects

  1. Collaboration Platform Projects: cooperation for social action
  2. Core Peer-2-Peer Collaboration Principles - Initiator Ryan Lanham
  3. Distributed Manufacturing Collaborative Platforms: open design and distributed manufacturing platforms
  4. List of P2P Researchers - preparation for launch of a P2P Research Group
  5. List of European Policy Consultants - Celia Blanco
  6. Participatory Spirituality Conference
  7. P2P Cities: open cities
  8. P2P Public Intellectuals
  9. P2P Theory Books