Internet Sharing is Driving New Formsof Production Directly Applicable to ASEAN
As a result of the expanding global communications platform the Internet is now a distinct sector of social experience and economic production. It is a way to create value that both compliments andcompetes with markets and governments. Online communities have devised satisfactory commonstructures to capture the value that they create. Open source software is a well understood example of how massive collaboration among software developers and users can create significant economic valuethrough creative licensing and sharing. The Creative Commons licensing structure was invented to
create a more flexible copyright model, replacing "all rights reserved" with "some rights reserved”.
Wikipedia is as example of a web-based projects using one of the Creative Commons licenses.
"Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in thesum of all knowledge...."Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales
These new models of economic and social production are springing up in the fertile ground of "in-between" spaces between private and public, social and economic, digital and physical, individual andgroup, tangible and intangible
creating new participation platforms for defining our relationships toeach other, to resources, and to our collective long-term future. This potential for a new means of socialand economic production is reshaping markets and governments and offering new opportunities toenhance freedom, cultural diversity, political discourse, and justice and preservation of human rights.Through a principle-centred Fourth Way approach this new emerging paradigm can respectfullyintegrate the current industrial information economy threatened by its promise. Conventionaleconomics has not yet understood the significance of open platforms and the generative power of online communities and how they can increase economic prosperity and restructure culture, politics andeveryday life in life-enhancing, life protecting ways.Disbursed communities are using new digital tools for identity creation and affiliation to create andprotect new kinds of value from the bottom up. Principle-centred, purposeful, peer production networksthat we call Deep Social Networks, create a framework for volunteer and participatory communities toaccomplish productive work. This approach recognizes the importance of top-down, bottom-up,outside-in partnerships. These potentially unbounded communities create new value by rapidly solving