EP63 Michel Bauwens on P2P & Commons

Michel Bauwens talks to Jim about the P2P Foundation, markets & commons, alternative collaborative systems, seed to niche to norm, value, the future, and much more…

Michel Bauwens

P2P Foundation founder & director Michel Bauwens talks to Jim about being a ‘vision coordinator’, history & dynamics of peer to peer (P2P) collaboration, P2P in markets & commons, the evolution of commons, licensing, contributive accounting & other alternative collaborative systems, GameB, misconceptions of the tragedy of the commons, competing with Game A, from seed to niche to norm, experimentation vs speculation, understanding value, commodity vs contribution value, the myth of neutral technology, the pace of societal change, and more.

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Michel Bauwens is the founder & director of the P2P Foundation and works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. Michel is also research director of CommonsTransition.org. He has (co-)published various books & reports in english, dutch and french, such as, ‘Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy’, and P2P, A Commons Manifesto. Michel has been a candidate for the European Parliament, for the Flemish Green Party but as an independent candidate. He is currently working on prototyping a MOOC on commons-based economics.