Peer Production and Collaboration

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The free software movement is one example of a trend towards distributed volunteer networks of individuals collaborating on collective projects that were formerly the domain of the for-profit private sector. In this session, we explore how far such peer production can go in redefining the economic and social structures of modern society.

The following audio streams from NPR may be interesting:

For more discussion on the class, please go to:

Peer Production

Links from Class

Digital Chicken video

Other links

Paul Romer TED talk

Guillermo: Article on innovation as the key to economic growth

Class Discussion