Date archives "July 2007"

The Cloud OS is not an open source web based operating system

Martin Springer comments on the following article by Rod Boothby. Commentary by Martin Springer: In his article Cloud OS and the Personal Server Rod Boothby explains that content and services become more valuable when they can be shared between users. The solution offered by his company Teqlo enables users to integrate business processes and make… Continue reading

More on Abundance vs. Scarcity as Mentalities

If we use an integral approach, we can never miss out on the subjective and intersubjective aspects of any phenomena, including a discussion of abundance and scarcity, which we started yesterday. The mentality aspect of this is well explained an article by Penny Tremblay. Note that such thinking can easily become new age psychologizing when… Continue reading

Questions That Emerge on Scarcity vs. Abundance Thinking

Michele Martin of the Bamboo Project blog has a fascinating thought piece on how scarcity thinking affects even the nonprofit world. In short abundance means thinking that the pie is big enough and growing, so that if everyone works together, all will benefit. Scarcity thinking means that one considers the pie to be fixed or… Continue reading

Great citations about peer to peer learning

A Collection of Citations on Open, free, participatory, and commons-oriented learning approaches. Citation 1: The Open Education movement is gaining momentum “The field of open education is gaining momentum around the world. Literally hundreds of open education projects are springing up from Tokyo to Boston to Paris to Beijing. Over 2000 courses are now available… Continue reading

Assignment Zero: Valuable Lessons

[via Social Synergy Weblog] Wired reports on an overview of the Assignment Zero Pro-Am Journalism project. Assignment Zero described itself as: “Inspired by the open-source movement, this is an attempt to bring journalists together with people in the public who can help cover a story. It’s a collaboration among NewAssignment.Net, Wired, and those who choose… Continue reading

Integral discussions on peer to peer economics

The Open Integral blog, which usually has in-depth conversations around the theme of integral spirituality (i.e. a forum for integral philosophers who want to stay independent or critical from Ken Wilber’s increasingly authoritarian version of it), recently started a discussion on emerging integral economic systems and practices. It started around a discussion of the ethical… Continue reading

Facebook as the people platform of the web

The recent evolution of Facebook is a very important development. I often cite it in the context of the laws of asymmetric competition, which I have summarized elsewhere as follows: 1) if a for-profit entity based on proprietary software, with limited innovation based on exchange value and for just maintaining an edge, and without community… Continue reading

Relinquishing control as a competitive strategy

This is a good update with examples on what I call the laws of asymmetric competition, meaning that open/free, participatory and commons-oriented business strategies are key competitive drivers of netarchical capitalism. I recommend reading the full entry by Peter Merholz of Adaptive Path which mentions several examples and insightful comments. Excerpt: “Again and again, the… Continue reading

Summary: What P2P means for the world of tomorrow

I have been co-organizing, with Prof. Rajani Kanth, a Congress for Planetary Initiatives, which will be held in Salt Lake City from August 24 to 26, 2007. Unfortunately, due to current financial limitations, I may not be able to attend myself, so as an alternative, I have proposed the following summary of P2P theses, to… Continue reading

Par cum pari: Charter for peer to peer ethics and human responsibilities

Anthony Judge, formerly from the Union of International Associatons which has done fantastic documentary work such as an encyclopedia of human problems and solutions (you have to see it to believe it, it is a massive database of really useful information), is now retired but still a very prolific writer, whose complex essay writing we… Continue reading

P2P Theory as a third position towards the potential of networked participation

This piece is a reaction to the thesis of Ulises Mejias on the limits of Networked Participation, which I have also summarized here. I recommend that you read either one as background to this intervention. It becomes increasingly clear to me that there two major positions about the potential for participation and that P2P Theory… Continue reading