|“||[is] a process by which many individuals, whose actions are coordinated neither by managers nor by price signals in the market, contribute to a joint effort that effectively produces a unit of information or culture.||”|
|“||relies on self-organizing communities of individuals who come together to produce a shared outcome. In these communities the efforts of a large number of people are coordinated to create meaningful projects.||”|
"The result is commons-based production of knowledge that, while not challenging individual authorship, fundamentally alters the current system in which commercial producers and passive consumers are the primary players."
- ↑ Yochai Benkler, "Freedom in the Commons: Towards a Political Economy of Information," 55 Duke L.J. 1245, 1256 (2003) (full-text).
- ↑ Government 2.0 Taskforce, Engage: Getting on with Government 2.0, App. C: Glossary (full-text).
- ↑ The Information Commons: A Public Policy Report, at 7.