for the emergence of a commons-based society
Welcome commoners to our virtual home base!
This community is a nascent social, cultural, and knowledge commons for the Commons, helping commons-builders & activists learning by doing. We're an action platform, not a place of general conversations about the commons, for which we recommend the message board.
We are open to commoners around the world, who are engaged or want to engage in commons building. We define commons as "people self-organizing to co-produce & co-govern resources essential to their livelihood and/or well-being." Here we can form groups, write blogs, start and participate in real-time chats and asynchronous conversations for collaboration. Enjoy!
The current system depends on property to motivate and engage people in its own service. If you don't have a property right in land, you can't have shelter until the state decides it is in its own…Continue
The focus of this conference is Economics of the Commons, from Seed Form to Core Paradigm: Exploring New Ideas, Practices and Alliances. See the detailed program in the attached file.(Scroll to the…Continue
My friend Ted Howard in New Zealand said his view so succinctly today, and I just had to share this because it is so relevant to commoning. I don't agree with every idea, but overall, these ideas are…Continue