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The '''[[Category:Open Coops & Sustainable Livelihoods | Open Coops & Sustainable Livelihoods]]''' stream includes two of our main portals and more extensive listings: Operational Commons and Open Coops. This stream deals with peer governance, both in the workplace and within market-operating entities, as well as in informal management systems. It showcases practical examples of commons-producing communities who provision for their own needs and for the commons at large. It also details ideas and practical actions for creating livelihoods around the commons.  
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The '''[[:Category:Open Coops & Sustainable Livelihoods | Open Coops & Sustainable Livelihoods]]''' stream includes two of our main portals and more extensive listings: Operational Commons and Open Coops. This stream deals with peer governance, both in the workplace and within market-operating entities, as well as in informal management systems. It showcases practical examples of commons-producing communities who provision for their own needs and for the commons at large. It also details ideas and practical actions for creating livelihoods around the commons.  
  
 
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Revision as of 08:11, 18 October 2017

Welcome

Welcome to the Commons Transition Wiki! Please read through the sections below to get acquainted with the structure of the wiki and our working methods.

The Structure of the Commons Transition Wiki. Click on the image to enlarge and read the article below for more details

How you can contribute

We like to say that this project is itself a commons, open to contributions and intended for the benefit of those who need it. Feedback welcome on any of the entries found on our wiki. Other ways to get involved include suggesting related projects for consideration, or sharing and discussing the proposals and ideas for action depicted here with your local policymakers, media and communities. This 101 is specifically designed to give you a big picture overview of the Wiki and how it's structured. We recommend that all users read it and bookmark it for future reference. It's a lot of information to take in but, don't worry, we will provide support material and are always on hand to help you if you're stuck. If you haven't done so already, please join our Commons Transition Wiki Loomio Group to meet other wiki contributors and discuss the evolution of the project.

Aside from becoming familiar with the wiki, you will need some basic Wikimedia skills to contribute. If you're new to wikis, please read through the recommendations at the end of this page.

What the Commons Transition Wiki is (and isn't)

The Commons Transition project was initially conceived as a wiki to house modified policy proposals from the FLOK society project, adapted to be more generally useful (non-nation specific). The Commons Transition team rethought the project and developed a broader set of tools with an eye towards expansion in both communications and advocacy.

It now acts as an indexed repository of material on transitioning communities at all levels towards a commons orientation, both in the field of shared knowledge pools and material production. Our aim is to catalog, discuss and improve upon these proposals and to connect the social movements promoting them.

Portals in the Commons Transition Wiki

The wiki showcases the following areas, which are explained in more detail in the sections below.

This wiki is, therefore, a specialized directory with a very precise (albeit inclusive) focus. For contributing and discussing more general P2P/commons theory and resources, we suggest our "mother" information database: The P2P Foundation Wiki which has a much larger scope.

The Structure of the Commons Transition Wiki

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The Commons Transition Wiki functions under a common system of categorization that is shared among all of the P2P Foundation's communications and outreach channels. These include the Main P2P Foundation Wiki, the P2P Foundation blog and Commons Transition. This system of categorization is expressed through the 3 "Streams" or channels listed below. (Click on the links for more info).

In the context of the Commons Transition Wiki, the three streams do not determine the defining structure, which is determined by the Portals. The Streams function as wider, more permeable categories that tie the Commons Transition Wiki to the rest of the P2P Foundation Ecosystem. Allow us to be redundant for the sake of clarity: we ask that all wiki entries be categorized under one or more of the Streams but the main focus, and what will be displayed more prominently, will be the areas showcased above.

The Commons Transition Wiki uses Semantic Media Wiki to ensure more flexible categorization. SMW greatly facilitates search, inquiries and remixing of wiki content. For an introduction to Semantic Media Wiki in the Commons Transition Wiki see here.

The Streams and portals

Now that we've clarified that Streams are the "airier" more encompassing categories, while the portals contain the heart of the content, let's describe both in more detail below. We will follow the same hierarchy as the wiki, with Streams taking precedence over portals. Please note that some of the index/landing pages for the portals haven't been created yet. These will be added once there is sufficient material in each portal.

Stream 1: P2P Cultures and Politics

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"Reclaiming political voice and power via bottom-up Assemblies of the Commons and Chamber of the Commons putting forward social charters, in conjunction with “top-down” progressive coalitions through existing political parties. These coalitions around the commons, or ‘the politics and policies of the commons’, will further our efforts to implement Commons Transition Plans."

The P2P Cultures and Politics stream reflects the original focus of the Commons Transition Platform: a set of adaptable policies and ideas for change stewarded by civil society and contributory systems. When we speak about "politics" or "policies" we are not exclusively referring to political representation, but to the actionable rights of everyone affected by political decisions. Our strategy is aimed at cultivating relationships with sympathetic individuals working within the established political spectrum and with activists and civil-society actors who can prefigure optimal scenarios and influence the outlook of politicians.

Policy & Action Items

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The Policy and Actions Items category encompasses recommendations which can be enacted by prefigurative communities in collaboration with local, national or transnational institutions or by self-organised collectives. We encourage the re-adaptation and forking of the policies offered towards specific geographical contexts, which can be then uploaded to this wiki. Notable subcategories in this area include our ongoing Commons Transition Plans, which were first conceived within the context of the Ecuadorian FLOK Society Project as well as our recent work with the Catalan Integral Cooperative. These proposals and action items are also searchable by sector and location

Research for the Commons

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The Research for the Commons category compiles open-access scientific papers exploring new models of production, value creation and human interactions. Research papers authored by the P2P Foundation's and Commons Transition dedicated research hub, the P2P Lab are also presented under their own category: P2P Lab.

Law for the Commons

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The Law for the Commons category contains resources on the history of commons-based law and emerging legal innovations that seek to empower commoners and protect commons. Besides providing a rough inventory of dozens of projects and theaters of legal engagement, this portal seeks to treat these very disparate bodies of law and legal activism as a single field of inquiry, Law for the Commons.

Stream 2: Open Coops & Sustainable Livelihoods

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"Co-creating and catalyzing the alternative eco-system for open and cooperative peer production, to enable reconstruction of economic and social power around the commons. This includes work on our Commons-Based Reciprocity License (or Copyfair License), Open Cooperativism and Phyles, to create ethical entrepreneurial coalitions that co-produce commons."

The Open Coops & Sustainable Livelihoods stream includes two of our main portals and more extensive listings: Operational Commons and Open Coops. This stream deals with peer governance, both in the workplace and within market-operating entities, as well as in informal management systems. It showcases practical examples of commons-producing communities who provision for their own needs and for the commons at large. It also details ideas and practical actions for creating livelihoods around the commons.

Operational Commons

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The Operational Commons stream is a catalog of existing commons. The purpose of cataloguing operational commons is to allow people to easily see and be inspired by the diverse world of commons, to facilitate recognition of emerging patterns of commoning and to encourage commons creation in different sectors, regions and communities.

Open Coops

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The Commons-Cooperative alliance is very important for us. We're very interested in cataloging both existing co-ops who are incorporating commons practises, and co-ops who are closer to the spirit of Open Cooperativism. All of these are contained within the Open Cooperativism‏‎ category and portal. The contents of this portal will also be displayed in a future web-site cataloging ethical market entities and their practices.

Stream 3: Building the Open Source Circular Economy

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"Creating synergies between cooperative peer production and sustainability, i.e. showing how a transition to the new modes of production, governance and ownership can solve the ecological and climate crises."

     

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Sustainable Open Source Manufacturing

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How to organize your contributions

The following section assumes that you're familiar with wiki-editing. If not, please scroll down to the last section for guidelines and help.

While writing your new entries, go through the diagram above (to be produced) and add the following categories:

  • By Streams
  • By Portals
  • By Regions, sectors, people and organizations
  • Additional categories and special cases.

Categorization by Streams

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Categorization by Portals

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Templates and Info boxes

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Categorization by regions, sectors, people and organizations

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We want to keep this wiki as simple, clear and concise as possible so that commoners can easily find the info they may require. To that end, we request that you catalogue any new entries with the following categories.

Additional categories and special cases in Semantic Media Wiki

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Commons Transition Projects

Any material belonging to the two existing Commons Transition Projects should be first categorized as a CTP and then tagged with its own subcategory. These are:

Commons Transition Team Material

Lastly, all of the material directly created by the Commons Transition team should also be labelled with any or all of the following categories:

That's the basic lay of the land. When in doubt, please refer back to this page or consult the General list of categories to ensure you've categorized your contributions accordingly.

Commons Transition Network

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Commons Transition Special Reports

Commons Transition Special Reports represent some of the best material we catalog. These are always presented in html, illustrated version in our Commons Transition Stories website and diffused widely. Every Special Report is then reflected in the wiki for easy search-ability and indexing.

People

  • Category: PEOPLE Please use this category when adding a bio or profile page. Be sure to mention the organizations that the profiled person belongs to.

Making new categories

As you can see, the categories in this wiki have been very carefully designed to a)' Cover a lot of subjects b) Have a clear hierarchy which facilitates search and c) have clear definition. While the Region, People and Organization categories will naturally expand with the wikis, please consult before adding any aditional Sector categories or proposing new Partner Projects or Portals.

Recommended Guidelines and Good Practices

Additional Resources

If this is your first time working with a wiki, we recommend the following links:

The Commons Transition Wiki Wiki help page is an excellent place to start. We then suggest you follow this 5 minute wikitext tutorial in our Sandbox, with our cheat sheet