[NetBehaviour] You Can't Steal a Gift: Peer to Peer Politics.

netbehaviour netbehaviour at furtherfield.org
Sat Nov 24 12:15:49 CET 2012

You Can't Steal a Gift: Peer to Peer Politics.

Peer to peer networks are already based upon a common purpose. A common, 
unifying purpose along with a measure of autonomy, and a chance for 
mastery seem to be stronger motivators than money or other extrinsic 

Voluntary cooperation on common projects also fits into Gandhian 
economics as swadeshi, local production. Daily practice of swadeshi was 
the basis of both Gandhian nonviolence and economics. Can we think of 
Linux and Wikipedia and the other usual suspects examples of 
global/local P2P as swadeshi systems?


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