Open World Forum: Knowledge Commons Fail/Fix

A few weeks ago I gave a talk at Open World Forum. Slides (odp, pdf, slideshare), video (, YouTube):

I rushed through my final slides and promised to expand on them virtually, which I’ve done here with more slides (odp, pdf, slideshare), or watch a video narration of same (, YouTube):

Thanks to Open World Forum co-president Louis Montagne and Knowledge Commons track leader Florence Devouard for inviting me to participate!

6 Responses

  1. […] I’m prone to say that some free/libre/open projects ought strive to not merely recapitulate existing production […]

  2. […] doing what most heirs would do with an uninsured creative legacy. If societal governance of the knowledge commons were anything close to reasonable, all King’s works would now be in the public […]

  3. […] it facilitates not production or sharing of “content”, but of popularity (I’ve mentioned as “peer production of [free] cultural relevance”). Sheldon (whose voice you can hear […]

  4. […] also pushing on exceptions and limitations) as such have rather different characteristics which I think have longer-term and large benefits for collaboration, policy, and […]

  5. […] mentioned in writing peer production of (free) cultural relevance a few times over the past couple years, and probably will more soon. I think it may be a major […]

  6. […] (this post): yes, what the internet needs is more spaces carved our for the public good — more Wikipedias — categories other than encyclopedia in which a commons-based product out-competes […]

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