Call for Contributions

to the

4th Oekonux Conference

in collaboration with

P2P Foundation

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During the past decade the phenomenon of Free Software has become successful and well-known. It is still amazing how in the realm of software the creativity of so many volunteers leads to products which are useful for the whole mankind. In 1999 the Oekonux ProjectRemote link started with analyzing this phenomenon and trying to understand the special features of Free Software as a social and political enterprise.

Today, beyond the Free Software world, projects based on a similar approach of *peer production* are rapidly emerging, including Wikipedia and many more. It is time to look at peer production from a broader perspective.

This is the goal of the 4th Oekonux conferenceRemote link which is done in collaboration with the P2P FoundationRemote link. Under the title

Free Software and Beyond

The World of Peer Production

we are planning a conference where

We are calling for contributions about the big world of peer production. Possible themes include (but not limited to):

If you want to

please use our conference planning system at link

to create an account and submit a short outline of your idea (< 2000 characters) together with a short biography. If you want to add some other kind of contribution or have other questions please don't hesitate to contact us by e-mail at