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P.Hatzopoulos on Thu, 14 Dec 2006 10:55:09 +0100 (CET)


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New online journal Re-public <http://www.has/> has just published
the first part of its special issue " The promise of the commons
<http://www.re-public.gr/en> ". The issue explores the openings that
the concept of the 'commons' presents for democratic theory and
practice . Articles include:

 
Richard Stallman - The free software movement
<http://www.re-public.gr/en/?p=86>

Free software changes the way value is produced, argues Richard
Stallman, because the business or worker can make the software do what
he or she wants it to do

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Douglas Rushkoff - Commons: Creating an alternative value system
<http://www.re-public.gr/en/?p=85>

How possible is it for us to create value for one another without the
intervention of government or corporate interests?

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Michel Bauwens - Peer production, peer governance, peer property
<http://www.re-public.gr/en/?p=87> 

Our current political economy is based on the fundamental mistake that
that natural resources are unlimited, points Michel Bauwens. In a
P2P-based society, this situation is reversed...

 ________________________________

Christopher May - Openness, the knowledge commons and the critique    
of intellectual property <http://www.re-public.gr/en/?p=88> 

The rediscovery of 'openness' marks the end of a period when          
intellectual property seemed to be the dominant paradigm for          
understanding how knowledge and information might fit into the        
contemporary information society, says Christopher May.               

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Christos Bouras and Vagelis Kapoulas - Digital commons
<http://www.re-public.gr/en/?p=92> 

Christos Bouras and Vagelis Kapoulas analyse the extent to with the
idea of common ownership has been imprinted in the digital age.

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All articles of Re-public are published with a Creative Commons license and can be re-printed freely, by acknowledging their source. 




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