Tag Cloudanti-capitalism Business and Economy Common-pool resource commoning commons Commons-based peer production copyright copyright as policy cyberspace cyberspace politics Elinor Ostrom enclosure essay free culture free software Free Software Foundation Free software movement Garrett Hardin GNU General Public License immaterial Intellectual property jurisprudence Lawrence Lessig Liberalism Mancur Olson Market economy Massimo De Angelis Means of production Open source P2P Foundation Peter Linebaugh philosophy politics Private property privatisation Property property relations property rights Richard Stallman Silvia Federici Siva Vaidhyanathan social history Theft Act 1968 Tragedy of the commons Yochai Benkler
- "...A commons is given meaning by its instantiation and realisation. At once the specific commons as well as the idea of a commons are given meaning through creation. As an idea a commons has symbolic value and this value is realised in the moment of creation and occupation of time and space. It is from the occupation of time and space that a commons derives its power as an alternative to abstract market based relations between legal persons understood as rational agents. The hacklab is a real commons of people, while a virtual commons connects ideas. They are two sides of the same coin, which should not be separated. Commons consisting only in ideas, bits and bytes need commons with bodies and collective spaces - and vice versa...
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