What is Commons?
Information and technology has never
grown as fast as it is today. With access to such resources,
it has never been easier to connect people and the rest of
world together creating new connections. We are now able
to contribute to our society with better quality and more
efficiently. We understand and realize the needs and
necessities of a Commons in our society in the various
fields of sustainability from the different industries to as
simple as sharing making knowledge accessible to anyone.
We at the Commons Foundation aim to
expedite research, develop and implement sustainable and
equitable commons-based models that encompass the
different infrastructures which drive humanity including
cultural, economic, governance and social models.
1. Social : A third form of organizing society, along with the state
2. Political : A new system of civil society that has deviated from the old central planning system.
3. Economical : A new model of socioeconomic production which focuses on productive logic and processes.
Commons in Wikipedia
1. Universal Knowledge
Resource: Wikipedia is written collaboratively by volunteers who write without pay. Anyone with Internet access can write and make changes to Wikipedia articles.
2. Authors and Editors
Community: A community is built around the Resource.
3. Contents and Editing Guidelines
A set of principles and rules for the community: There are rules for managing the Resource ethically and sustainably for future generations.
The commons shows us the power of the community. The commons is formed by non-compulsory and non-hierarchical relationship, and its features contain the potential to change human society fundamentally.
As is the case with Wikipedia, we aim to establish a new ecosystem of value creation.