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Commonswashing by information technologies and online platforms, the semantic appropriation of the commons

Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay gave a presentation in July 2019 at the Conference of the International Association on the Study of the Commons (IASC), Lima, Peru of the important concept of 'commons washing' (similar to green washing): claiming openness and the ethics of sharing for-profit endeavors, the appropriation of the concept and the values of the common in the dominant discourse by private actors.

Letter to EU Policy-Makers: Making Regulation Work for Community Networks

UPDATE: The consultation is now closed and a joint press release is published on March 16th, 2017. Help us to spread the word!

After many discussions with many European Community Networks (CNs), researchers from netCommons are happy to present a draft open letter on "policy recommendations for sustaining Community Networks".

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