Re: [ox-en] CouchSurfing, and the Center for Adventure Economics
- From: Michael Bauwens <michelsub2003 yahoo.com>
- Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 03:51:45 -0800 (PST)
I'm extremely impressed by your community's work, I
think that extended to the concept of 'free life' and
with the adventure economics and metrics, it is one of
the missing pieces that we needed for a peer to peer
economy beyond the market.
I actually spend almost 3 weeks in November cataloging
and annotating the free project at the Oekonux site,
then our server crashed, and all that work was lost.
I haven't had the courage nor the time to start that
process again, but still feel that because the
p2pfoundation is already so comprehensive, an index of
free projects would be a natural fit. If there would
be any volunteers eventually, that would be really
--- Kasper Souren <kasper.souren gmail.com> wrote:
I'm excited to see that Oekonux is still active. At
OX-3 I spoke about
(calling myself Gunter van Aken). Since then I
dropped out of my PhD, worked 4,5
months for Geekcorps in Mali, hitchhiked through
Europe and South America,
worked for an NGO in Lima, Peru and...
Since August last year I have spent a lot of time on
CouchSurfing, a hospitality
exchange network. Right after the Wikimania in
August 2006 I joined
the CS Collective
in Montreal and set up a wiki. Since then I've also
the CS website.
I am pushing for a release of the software under a
free license. We
just started a GPL
(side) project to make CouchSurfing accessible
And we're about to start a ride share system:
We coin the term adventure economy to refer to a
gift economy that is
pay-forward, in-person, global and among strangers.
In any economy,
there are challenges in allocating resources
effectively and avoiding
abuse, but these are of special concern in
non-market economies among
strangers, where we don't have the information
mechanisms of the price
system (, ) nor of wikipedia:social relations,
and we are also
missing the risk-reduction mechanisms of contracts.
In this group we
develop the allocation and risk-reduction mechanisms
an adventure economy.
Also check out:
July 2007, close
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