28 October 2014

I'm teaching common pool resource challenges!


The class will take more than a few minutes, but it's good to notice when we succeed:
Wikipedia, along with open-source software and other free collaborative projects, are examples of “commons-based peer produc­tions... in which the central characteristics are groups of in­dividuals that successfully collaborate on large-scale projects following a diverse cluster of motivational drives and social signals, rather than either market prices or managerial commands.” These motivations include the psychological reward of interacting with others and the personal gratification of doing a useful task.

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