commoning

Posted: Novembre 25th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: comune | No Comments »

Essay

Instead of a license: The words of “Property, Commoning and the Politics of Free Software” that you can read on your screen or print on paper belong to everyone. There is only one mind. However, by default they seem to belong to me exclusively in (copyright) law and in certain customs. These customs I wish to change. A culture where the word needs no protection from enclosure should be a minimum demand. Sharing is caring. If you use substantial parts or make money – ha! – on any of this, then do please get in touch, and if you forget to refer to where “your” ideas came from in an academic context, well that’s your problem. I don’t really believe in that system anyway, so what happens there is of little interest. Attribution is not only to be nice, but also to provide links between words with ideas, arguments and other trains of thought. Think carefully.

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