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"In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. That, in essence, is the higher service to which we are all being called." ~ Buckminster Fuller ~

Welcome to the P2P Foundation

The P2P Foundation is an international organization focused on studying, researching, documenting and promoting peer to peer practices in a very broad sense. This wiki is our knowledge commons.

For a quick introduction see our 2015 summary 'What does the P2P Foundation do?'.

Watch this 20 min overview of our key proposals and introductory videos.

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Recent Articles
Introduction to the Commons Transition.
Why We Need a New Kind of Open Cooperativism for the P2P Age
From the Communism of Capital to a Capital for the Commons

The Foundation

Our Ideas

Our Key Resources

* new! : check out our Multi-Category Search for Combined Category Searching ! Explanations here!

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Who We Are

Overview of P2P Transition Proposals

  • Las Indias summarizes recent p2p thinking from the period 2012-2013 [1]
  • a good summary of the triarchical proposal to simultaneously transform civil society, the market and the state [2]
  • political organizing:
    • 1) local change through civic Alliances of the Commons and Chamber of the Commons producing social charters to recreate local political majorities [3] ;
    • 2) the global alliance of the commons at nation-state level and beyond [4]


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

The P2P Paradigms

See also:

The Three Aspects of Application in Society

  1. P2P Civil Society Approaches
  2. P2P Market Approaches
  3. P2P State Approaches

The Peer-Driven Collaborative and Ethical Economy

is based on

Collaborative Economic Practices

using new

Open Company Formats

that aim to

Mutualize Infrastructures

and create income through

Open Business Models

and find investments through

Crowdfunding and P2P Finance

based on

P2P Value Metrics and Open Accounting

that are enabled through new

Legal Infrastructures

and true

P2P Technological Infrastructures.

This necessitates the construction of

Shared Innovation Commons


Open and Distributed Manufacturing

New P2P Culture


How P2P Influences Society


P2P Foundation Calendar 2015

Case Studies

Companies with P2P business models

Conferences on P2P topics

Courses: P2P Curricula

Encyclopedia : New! Mini-version

Events Calendar

Individuals, Who's Who in P2P

Licences: open and free licenses


Movements, P2P and commons-oriented 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


Podcasts and Audio

Webcasts and Video

Special Projects

Our eBooks

Our Printed Books

  • French: Sauver le monde. Vers une société post-capitaliste avec le peer-to-peer. Par Michel Bauwens et Jean Lievens. Les Liens qui Liberent, 2015.
  • Dutch: De wereld redden. Met peer-to-peer naar een postkapitalistische samenleving. Van Michel Bauwens en Jean Lievens. Houtekiet, 2013.

P2P Provisioning Systems

Ten essential provisions for human life:

  1. Air Water Food
  2. Clothing
  3. Shelter
  4. Communication
  5. Information
  6. Transportation
  7. Health Care
  8. Energy


P2P Around The World

Here is a list of Country Categories. These categories list all pages that contain country relevant tags for example [[Category:Brazil]] will list all pages with the tag [[Category:Brazil]] in the wiki text. Categories and Pages are different. Categories are directory listings so we use country Pages for general information and discussion for example Brazil. For a listing of all country Categories AND Pages and a quick guide on how you can help build a directory of P2P activities around the world see Country Category.


Albania Austria Belgium Belarus Bosnia Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Cyprus Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Latvia Macedonia Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Russia Serbia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland UK Scotland Wales Ukraine

North America

Canada USA Mexico



Central and South America

Argentina Belize Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Costa_RicaEcuador El Salvador Nicaragua Paraguay Peru Uruguay Venezuela

Middle East

Arab Countries Bahrain Israel Iraq Jordan Lebanon Palestine Qatar Turkey Syria


Egypt Kenya Mali Morocco Nigeria Senegal South Africa South Sudan Tanzania Tunisia Togo Uganda Zimbabwe


Bangladesh Burma Cambodia China Hong Kong India Japan Malaysia Nepal Pakistan Philippines Singapore South Korea Taiwan Thailand


Australia New Zealand

P2P Wiki By Language Category

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Friends and partners: Appropedia ; Espians ; Fing ; Global Village Network ; Global Swadeshi ; Hipatia ; The Hub ; Institute for Distributed Creativity ; Oekonux ; Open Source Ecology ; OpenKollab ; openMaterials ; Open Manufacturing ; ; P2P Research Group ; Platoniq ; United Diversity; Entrepreneur Commons; Ethical Markets TV;

See also: Our Wiki Neighbours

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