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[ox-en] Re: [ox] another journalistic work to be supported!

On Mon, 1 Dec 2003, Franz Nahrada wrote:

Hi, anyone going to asist Azeem the way we did it for Frankfurter

Hmm. For an essay we won't be able to read without paying for it?
IMO, no. (for anyone who feel differently, you can read a single article 
for 2 UKP - about 3 euros).


Hi Azeem, look at our website!

"azeem azhar, 20six" <azeem.azhar> wrote in minciu sodas:

"I am writing an essay for the British cultural and economic review 
Prospect ( on the future of the open source 

The piece reviews the following areas:

	1. There is growing momentum in the software domain to use open source 
	2. Open source thinking is spreading into other areas, such as design 
and education
	3. The benefits we can accrue may be signficant (ask the Brazilian 
government); and we have had previous episodes of "collective 
invention" when research and development has been shared amongst 
competitors to the benefit of all
	4. The macro implications are significant but the debate and 
discussion had been inadequate. One the one side you have academics and 
polemicists and on the other you have rent-seeking corporations. We 
can't be clear of where benefits will accrue and where they won't until 
we have a clear understanding. The danger is that policy-making may 
happen too quickly (viz the DMCA) and thus the law will prefer certain 
modes of production (the proprietary one).

I am looking for critiques of this thesis, but also good examples 
outside of the software domain of where, what Benkler calls, 
commons-based peer-production has been successful (and perhaps mostly 
where it hasn't been successful). These examples can come from the 
present or from history.
Also I contend that the intellectual property regimes we live with 
today are comparatively recent phenomenon and supported emerging 
business models of the 17th and 18th centuries (in Western Europe, at 
least) and so are not grounded in any form of inalienable right.

Thoughts, comments appreciated.

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