Open Access News Blog

By Howard Rheingold, 12 years 38 weeks ago.

The Open Access News Blog covers issues relating to the scholarly/scientific publishing knowledge commons. A brief overview explains open access:

Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder.

Open Co-op Project

By MichelBauwens, 12 years 38 weeks ago.

Cooperation is related to the 3 paradigms of open/free, participatory/P2P, and the Commons.

I only recently discovered a wonderful resource, the Open Co-op Project, which has a working definition of what an Open Organization should be, and also an extensive listing of Background Documents which can all be downloaded at the site.

It's available at