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I suggest you to open a project on Open Theory
( The software on which is based OT is the
perfect one to make a collective detailed criticism on a text.

2005/9/29, Michael Bouwens <michelsub2003>:
Dear Oekonux list members,

I was just wondering, since this is one of the most
knowledgeable lists on peer production. Would anyone
be interested in reading my manuscript, say section by
section, and point out the errors, the criticisms,

If that were the case I could publish 2 sections per
week, and try to respond to the comments? Of course, I
do not want to monopolise this list and perhaps there
are better ways?

For info, this is the table of contents:

Peer to Peer and Human Evolution        1
Table of Contents       1
0. Executive Summary    3
1. Introduction 5
1.A. What this essay is about   5
1.B. Some acknowledgments       8
2. P2P as the Technological Framework of Cognitive
Capitalism      8
2.1.A.  Defining P2P as the relational dynamic of
distributed networks    8
2.1.B.  The emergence of peer to peer as technological
infrastructure  10
2.1.C. The construction of an alternative media
infrastructure  12
2.1.D. P2P as a global platform for autonomous
cooperation     17
2.2. Explaining the Emergence of P2P technology 20
2.3.A. Placing P2P in the context of the evolution of
technology      20
2.3.B. P2P and Technological Determinism        21
3. P2P in the Economic Sphere   24
3.1.A. Peer production as a  third mode of production
3.1.B. The Communism of Capital, or, the cooperative
nature of cognitive capitalism  28
3.1.C. The Hacker Ethic or 'work as play'       31
3.2 Explaining the Emergence of P2P Economics   33
3.2.A. Advantages of the free software/open sources
production model        33
3.2.B. How far can peer production be extended? 36
3.3 Placing the P2P Era in an evolutionary framework
3.3.A. The evolution of cooperation: from neutrality
to synergetics  38
3.3.B. The Evolution of Collective Intelligence 42
3.3.C. Beyond Formalization, Institutionalization,
Commodification 46
3.3.D. The Evolution of Temporality: towards an
Integral Time   49
3.4 Placing P2P in an intersubjective typology  51
3.4.A. P2P, The Gift Economy and Communal Shareholding
3.4.B. P2P and the Market       54
3.4.C. P2P and the Commons      56
3.4.D. Who rules? Cognitive capitalists, the vectoral
class, or netocrats?    58
3.4.E. The emergence of a netarchy      60
4. P2P in the Political Sphere  64
4.1.A. The Alterglobalisation Movement  64
4.1.B. The 'Coordination' format        66
4.1.C. Peer Governance as a third mode of governance
4.1.D. New conceptions of social and political
struggle        68
4.1.E. New lines of contention: Information Commons
vs. New Enclosures      69
4.2.A. De-Monopolization of Power       72
4.2.B. Equality, Hierarchy, Freedom     73
4.3. Evolutionary Conceptions of Power and Hierarchy
5. "Network Theory" or: The Discovery of P2P
principles in the Cosmic Sphere 79
5.1.A. Distributed networks and 'Small World' theory
5.1.B. Equipotentiality vs. the Power Law       81
6. P2P in the Sphere of Culture and Self        83
6.1.A. A new articulation between the individual and
the collective  83
6.1.B. Towards 'contributory' dialogues of
civilizations and religions     86
6.1.C. Participative Spirituality and the Critique of
Spiritual Authoritarianism      87
6.1.D. Partnering with nature and the cosmos    88
6.1.E. The Emergence of Peer Circles    90
7. P2P and Social Change        91
7.1.A. Marginal trend or premise of new civilization?
7.1.B. P2P, Postmodernity, Cognitive Capitalism:
within and beyond       94
7.1.C. Three scenarios of co-existence  96
7.1.D. Possible political strategies    97
Appendix 1: Methodology for Research and
Interpretation of P2P Theory    99
A. The use of a integral framework      99
B. The Sociology of Form and Fiske's Intersubjective
Typology        102
Appendix 2. Launch of The Foundation for P2P
Alternatives    103
Appendix 3: The P2P Meme Map    104
Appendix 4: Reactions to the Essay: Kudo's      108

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