Call for Contributions

to the

4th Oekonux Conference

in collaboration with

P2P Foundation

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During the past decade the phenomenon of Free Software has become successful and well-known. It is still amazing how in the realm of software the creativity of so many volunteers leads to products which are useful for the whole mankind. In 1999 the Oekonux Project started with analyzing this phenomenon and trying to understand the special features of Free Software as a social and political enterprise.

Today, beyond the Free Software world, projects based on a similar approach of peer production are rapidly emerging, including Wikipedia and many more. It is time to look at peer production from a broader perspective.

This is the goal of the 4th Oekonux conference which is done in collaboration with the P2P Foundation. Under the title

Free Software and Beyond

The World of Peer Production

we are planning a conference where

We are calling for contributions about the big world of peer production. Possible themes include (but not limited to):

If you want to

please use our conference planning system at

http://pentabarf.oekonux-conference.org/submission/ox4

to create an account and submit a short outline of your idea (< 2000 characters) together with a short biography. If you want to add some other kind of contribution or have other questions please don't hesitate to contact us by e-mail at projekt@oekonux.de.

About Project Oekonux
In Project Oekonux different people with different opinions and different methods study the economic and political forms of Free Software and other peer production phenomenons. An important question is, whether the principles of peer production may be the foundation of a new economy which may be the base for a new society.
About P2P Foundation
The Foundation for Peer to Peer Alternatives researches, documents and promotes P2P practices in every domain of social life. It's a global cyber-collective and aims to be a knowledge and internetworking platform for open/free, participatory, and commons-oriented initiatives on a global scale.
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