HOLD ALL YOUR HORSES, Adam Arvidsson's (et al.) analysis of 3 years of P2P
Value research, with the P2P Foundation as one of the 8 partners, has been


Amongst the conclusions ,

ONE, " CBPP is part of a broader transformation in the information economy
whereby collaboration and common knowledge have come to play an ever more
important part in value creation. This development has roots that go back
to the industrial revolution in the 19th century and it has been greatly
accelerated by the diffusion of digital media. CBPP or CBPP like modes of
production have become a core component to the contemporary information
economy as a whole."

Conclusion 2: CBPP occurs in highly particular kinds of communities. They
are not kept together by frequent interaction or a tight web of social
relations. Instead they are kept together by sharing a common imaginary
that posits a transformative potential on the part of the particular
practice to which these communities are dedicated.

Conclusion 3: Contributions to this potential through technical skills
and/or virtuous conduct is rewarded with reputation. Reputation is the form
of that exchange value takes in CBPP communities, it is the 'fictious
commodity' typical to CBPP. Reputation is also the most important value
form that structures transactions between CBPP and other institutional
logics, such as that of markets, capitalism and the state.

Conclusion 4: The value of reputation lies in its ability to give a
proximate measure to risk.The fact that value is principally related to
risk means that CBPP communities operate a value logic that mirror that of
financial markets.

 first comments by myself: hi Adam, I hope this is close to the uncensored
version I've read <g>; GREAT ANALYSYS that was, hoping to re-read it in
this version
1) the fact that these are imaginary communities is very important, since
this echoes the emergence of the nation state (benedict anderson)
2) reputation is part of a new value regime, even if it mirrors what
financial markets are doing very badly
3) in the other document, you wrote that 85% of studied communities
practices new forms of contributory accounting, also a very strong sign of
new value regimes (see the book 'double entry' for the previous shift)

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