Healthy Lurking

By JimBenson, published at 10 May 2007 - 8:12pm, last updated 12 years 17 weeks ago.

This post by Ross Mayfield shows graphically how lurkers and free riders may be an indication of a healthy cooperative system. As long as the number of free riders does not overly devalue the assets of the commons, the presence of free riders indicates that the commons has inherent value.

Update: There were extended comments on this topic by Ed Vielmetti and myself.