Talk:The Foundation for P2P Alternatives

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"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]


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an easy way to discover the ideas of the P2P Foundation, compiled by Mauro Bieg.
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What is the P2P Foundation all about?

  • The Gordon Cook Interview series: 1 ; 2 ; 3 ; 4 ; 5


Introduction to the shape of the new p2p economy:

  1. new collaborative practices are emerging [3]
  2. undertaken by a new type of 'ethical' economic agents, [4]
  3. who are mutualizing their productive forces [5]
  4. practicing 'open' (i.e. IP-free) business models [6]
  5. with access to new types of distributed funding [7]
  6. and are change institutions accordingly through Law and Policy
  7. aided by,New value metrics and accounting practices [8]
  8. P2P infrastructures for cooperation [9] and distributed manufacturing [10]


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 Category:About the P2P Foundation
  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 Seminars & (Testimonials)
  3. Our Expert Database
  4. Watch this P2P lecture!
  5. Listen to this Podcast
  6. Read this Interview

Who We Are

  1. Our Founders
  2. Active Contributors


Internal Wiki Pages

  1. Check them out here


Join our learning community!

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


Topics

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


Key Topics

P2P and Business ; P2P Business Models
P2P and Governance
P2P, Copyright and Property

The P2P Paradigms

Open and Free Input
Participatory Processes
Commons Output
Sharing


The Three Aspects of Peer Production

Peer Production
Peer Governance
Peer Property Category:Licensing & Licensing

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
Transportation
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
Curricula
Encyclopedia : New! Mini-version
Events Calendar
Individuals, Who's Who in P2P
Reference
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

  1. Adam Arvidsson's Ethical Economy
  2. Chris Cook's Open Capital approach
  3. Christian Siefkes' Peer Economy
  4. Jon Awbrey's Inquiry into Peer Educational Resources
  5. Patrick Anderson's User Ownership Theory
  6. Péter Mázsa's Free Tax Project‎
  7. Robert Searle's Transfinancial Economics
  8. Stan Rhodes' Peer Trust Network Project
  9. Thomas Kalka's Key P2P Concepts
  10. 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 Theory Books