Peers support each other[Eine etwas ausführlichere Version dieses Artikel gibt es auch auf Deutsch.]

This is a handout of the slides of the talk which I gave at FSCONS 2010. So far, a detailed written version of the talk exists only in German (1, 2, 3, 4), but I hope to prepare something similar in English in the foreseeable future.

The Emergence of Physical Peer Production

Commons-based Peer Production

Goods which are jointly developed and maintained by a community and shared according to community-defined rules.
Peer production
People cooperate voluntarily on an equal footing (as peers) in order to reach a common goal.
Commons-based peer production
Peer production which is based upon commons and which creates new commons or maintains and fosters the existing ones.

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