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Free Software and Beyond
The World of Peer Production

Christian Siefkes

Dr. Christian Siefkes is a co-founder of the Keimform-Blog (www.keimform.de), a blog investigating how far the potential of commons-based peer production extends. He has written a book about his findings: "From Exchange to Contributions" (2007, http://peerconomy.org/).

Dr. Christian Siefkes is a co-founder of the Keimform-Blog (www.keimform.de), a blog investigating how far the potential of commons-based peer production extends. Is a society possible in which peer production is the primary mode of production, and how could such a society be organized? He has written a book about his findings: "From Exchange to Contributions: Generalizing Peer Production into the Physical World" (2007, http://peerconomy.org/). His prior involvements with the free software community include translations for the GNU Project and contributions to the spam filtering community which influenced free spam filters such as CRM114 and OSBF-Lua.

Christian Siefkes holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Freie Universit├Ąt, Berlin, Germany, and is currently working as freelance software engineer and specialist for text mining and statistical algorithms. Homepage: www.siefkes.net.