As written above, one of the primary goals of the Commons Foundation is to make an ecosystem that produces value.
Our philosophy can be expressed as a flower pot.
Digital Commons (Flower and stem)
A flower and stem of the plant can be considered as commons because it is a non-contention or even an anti-contention resource. As the resource attracts more people, it can have more power. Commons can be modified and its purpose can be reset or extended depending on detailed context and situation.
Commons Oriented Enterprises (Honeybee)
A honeybee community pollinates the digital knowledge commons and creates a commons-oriented enterprise coalition. This coalition generates value added in the market based on commons resources and guarantees the livelihood of the commons production community while enriching the soil through productive activities.
Productive Community (Soil)
A productive community is like a rich soil that grows an ecosystem. All contributors are nutrients here. They provide nutrients to the system for collaboration. Either through voluntary service or through rewards, they all produce resources that can be shared.
Mutually Beneficial Association (Flower Pot)
A mutually beneficial association is a vibrant flower pot that protects the ecosystem but does not directly intervene in its growth and development. The association is an independent enrichment-oriented governance agency that strengthens the capacity of business coalitions that participate in the contributive community and commons-based P2P production. In addition, the coalition protects the commons via special licenses and funds.
In sum, the value-generation ecosystem helps us create a vibrant, free, fair, and sustainable economy.
This commons-based economic system can actively care for the commons and protect the commons for future generations.