The ecosystem of commons-based peer production and its transformative dynamics

  title={The ecosystem of commons-based peer production and its transformative dynamics},
  author={Michel Bauwens and Alekos Pantazis},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  pages={302 - 319}
This essay discusses peer-to-peer social dynamics and the relevant technological infrastructures that enable new modes of production. Commons-based peer production is presented as an alternative to the profit-driven peer-to-peer production models of the digital economy. The latter models utilize the peer-to-peer dynamics to harness social creativity, collaboration and information sharing. The created value is then captured and valorized towards profit maximization. This essay argues that there… 

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