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Otto Scharmer on the Commons

on Thu, 08/25/2011 - 09:23


Jay Standish, a "Wave Maker" in our Campaign for Commons Literacy, shared in his blog an important thought on the Commons, which Otto Scharmer gave voice to in response to the following question:

What do you think about crowd-sourcing and creative commons?

Its absolutely essential. An additional acupuncture point. These creative commons and open source types of knowledge infrastructure are themselves another global acupuncture point. So the knowledge commons is distributed. It doesn't just apply to IP, we have private property rights, but we are lacking community property rights for assets beyond intellectual. Where the dividends would go to the citizens (Peter Barnes) We need that new economic framework that is missing to guide the transformation. (emphasis added - GP)

note from an online lecture by Otto Scharmer