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Commons-based Peer-production erreicht die materielle Welt

In December last year (2011) I was invited to speak about commons-based peer production at the Institute for Ecological Economy Research in Berlin; the text of my presentation «Commons-based Peer-production erreicht die materielle Welt» is online here:

Libraries of the Peer Production Era

Mapping the landscape of commons-based peer production, I analyse the arena of open source hardware and look into various initiatives being spawned by fabrication labs, trying to identify their business potential and asking how these initiatives contribute to giving people more control over their productivity in self-directed, community-oriented ways. Now also available online at