I originally posted this to Posterous, which has now gone the way of Google Buzz and Google Reader. Ideally it would be updated to give more consideration to the commons-based production that takes place within these Free as in Beer (and in some cases, Frie as in Alkoholfrie
) systems.+Helene Finidori
this is another piece of material I plan to filter into my WOW5 work in progress. Another older piece of input data is here:
- http://wiki.planetmath.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl/Surveying_the_Math_Metacommons+Raymond Puzio
has some related notes here: http://wiki.planetmath.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl/Peak_Commons_Production
and he and I had an interesting, long conversation about this stuff today - in particular, about the idea of people moving away from forums and wikis, to blogs and social media -- compare http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-739/paper_7.pdf
by +Mayo Fuster Morell
I suggested that rather than just critique free/open source licenses "on their own terms" as Ray and +Aaron Krowne
did in First Monday, http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/1368/1287
we also need to critique them in terms of their general insufficiency for free culture. In brief, we need a better understanding of the extra-legal mechanisms for creative, adaptive cultural development -- and we need to understand more about when and why that is "shared".
Ray pointed out that of the three examples I talk about in my WOW abstract (PlanetMath, FKI, and Peeragogy), only PlanetMath has ever had to do significant custom software development. In more recent years, although we have continued to put a lot of energy into software, we've moved to a more "common" platform, Drupal. I think Drupal is a good example of a software-oriented metacommons.
Another random factoid to bring into the mix is that more bots edit Wikipedia than humans: https://email@example.com/msg02809.html
; see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18892510
- Our creativity commons should take this account.