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it's unpublished Christian, so you can use the reference from Keimform!

On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 8:30 PM, Christian Siefkes <christian>wrote:

Hi Michel,

I find the list of Innovative Aspects of Peer Production Practice you give
below were interesting--I know that you have referred to various of them
before, but I cannot remember having seen the whole list. Do you have a
"quotable" reference for that list, a blog post or article maybe? I would
like to cite it in an upcoming article...

Thanks and best regards

On 03/08/2012 04:19 AM, Michel Bauwens wrote:
B. Innovative Aspects of Peer Production Practice
Peer production carries with it many different fundamental innovations,
that are starkly different from traditional business practice. Here are a
number of these practices, contrasted with the practices of the market
the business firm:

   - Anti-Credentialism, refers to the inclusiveness of peer production.
   What matters is the ability to carry out a particular task, not any
   apriori credential ( >< credentialism).

   - Anti-Rivalry ; see also: Anti-Rivalness of Free Software: sharing
   created goods does not diminish the value of the good, but actually
   enhances it ( >< rivalry).

   - Communal Validation: the quality control is not a 'a priori'
   of participation, but a post-hoc control process, usually
   ( >< hierarchical control).

   - Distribution of Tasks: there are no roles and jobs to be performed,
   only specific tasks to be carried out ( >< division of labor).

   - Equipotentiality: people are judged on the particular aspects of
   being that is involved in the execution of a particular task ( ><

   - For Benefit: (Benefit Sharing; Benefit-Driven Production). The
   production aims to create use value or 'benefits' for its user
   not profits for shareholders ( >< for-profit).

   - Forking: the freedom to copy and modify includes the possibility to
   take the project into a different direction ( >< one authorized

   - Granularity: refers to the effort to create the smallest possible
   modules (see Modularity infra), so that the treshold of participation
   carrying out tasks is lowered to the lowest possible extent.

   - Holoptism; transparency is the default state of information about
   project; all additions can be seen and verified and are sourced ( ><

   - Modularity: tasks, products and services are organized as modules,
   that fit with other modules in a puzzle that is continuously
   anybody can contribute to any module.

   - Negotiated Coordination: conflicts are resolved through an ongoing
   mediated dialogue, not by fiat and top-down decisions ( ><
centralized and
   hierarchical decision-making).

   - Permissionlessness: one does not need permission to contribute to
   commons ( >< permission culture).

   - Produsage: there is no strict separation between production and
   consumption, and users can produce solutions ( >< production for

   - Stigmergy: there is a signalling language that permits system needs
   be broadcast and matched to contributions.

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