How innovation commons contribute to discovering and developing of new technologies

Published in the International Journal of the Commons Abstract: In modern economics, the institutions surrounding the creation and development of new technologies are firms, markets and governments. We propose an alternative theory that locates the institutional origin of new technologies further back in the commons when self-organizing groups of technology enthusiasts develop effective governance rules … Continue reading How innovation commons contribute to discovering and developing of new technologies

Cultures of sharing in 3D printing: what can we learn from the licence choices of Thingiverse users?

Published in the Journal of Peer Production Abstract: This article contributes to the discussion by analysing how users of the leading online 3D printing design repository Thingiverse manage their intellectual property (IP). 3D printing represents a fruitful case study for exploring the relationship between IP norms and practitioner culture. Although additive manufacturing technology has existed … Continue reading Cultures of sharing in 3D printing: what can we learn from the licence choices of Thingiverse users?