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Peers and lightbulbs

« Peer production has been around as long as human beings have been around »

More quality content from Open Thought’s 2014 issue asking the question, “How many peers does it take to change a light bulb? The following video contribution from software developer and author Allison Randal ties in with the P2P Foundation’s often overlooked neo-traditionalist appreciation of Peer Production.

Were ancient human settlements already applying peer production without being aware of it? Have we abandoned this cooperative way of making goods? In this videopost, Randal reflects on what changed with the industrial revolution and on both the advantages and downsides of free software developing. Her contribution was possible thanks to the collaboration of the MiniDebConf 2014 and the University of Barcelona.

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