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Re: [jox] Critical Studies in Peer production or Critical Studies in Commons Production?

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HI all

OK, well no-one spoke in favour of changing the name, so that's that I guess.


On 08/29/11, Stefan Merten  <smerten> wrote:
Hi Mathieu, all!

5 days ago Mathieu ONeil wrote:
In this regard, the fact that the journal is called Critical Studies in
Peer Production (CSPP) is starting to bother me a little, because it
puts, in my view, too much emphasis on the _process_ (peer production,
which is to certain extent dependent on, and enmeshed in capitalism)
rather than on the sought-after _result_ of the process, the production of
commons. So I am wondering if a more appropriate title for the journal might not
be Critical Studies in Commons Production (CSCP)? 

I share the points made by others in favor of "peer production".

In addition I'd like to make the following point: The topic of commons
seems to me like being the current hype among leftists. I don't follow
the debate close enough but in that debate I saw mixing of ancient
concepts with peer production. This doesn't help peer production or an
understanding of it.

In addition: Hypes like this cool down and then they are yesterday's
news which are not relevant any more. I don't think the journal has
deserved this fate and thus should not use a current hype which
vanishes in a few years.

Using "commons production" would blur the topic of the journal which
IMHO would help nobody.

I'd also like to emphasize that "(commons-based) peer production"
meanwhile is a rather well-established notion for what this journal is
(or was?) about.



Dr Mathieu O'Neil
Adjunct Research Fellow
Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute
College of Arts and Social Science
The Australian National University
email: mathieu.oneil[at]

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