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August 15, 2005


Howard Rheingold

We've been working on a broad framework that encompasses the biological, sociological, economic, computational, business-practice aspects of this phenomenon:

http://www.rheingold.com/cooperation/CooperationProject_3_30_05.pdf Project description
http://www.rheingold.com/cooperation/Technology_of_cooperation.pdf Technologies of Cooperation report
http://www.rheingold.com/cooperation/Tech_of_cooperation_map.jpg lo-res 384 kb
http://www.rheingold.com/cooperation/TechCoopMapLarge.jpg hi-res 4.1 mb

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_25/b3938601.htm Business Week cover story
http://www.fortune.com/fortune/fastforward/0,15704,1088315,00.html Fortune on contribution economy

Michel Bauwens

In echo of Howard Rheingold's commentary, here's another take on the same topic, research that specifically looks at the dynamics of peer to peer cooperation, and compares it to the market, gift economy exchange, and hierarchy based cooperation.

The URL is http://integralvisioning.org/index.php?topic=p2p

Pho Nguyen

I suggest IBM should starts to invest and research something outside computer world such as energy, agriculture, etc. For example , invest and research on new energy sources such as solar, wind. According to this http://www.scaruffi.com/politics/oil.html
the globe can only provide oil for 27- more years !!

Japanese words

I think the choice to back open-source will have a large pay off for IBM. As it is really just now emerging and competing I guess we will find out in the next few years.

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