[DC3] Your comments on a just published APC issue paper on "Network infrastructures: The commons model for local participation, governance and sustainability"

Glenn McKnight mcknight.glenn at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 14:11:13 UTC 2018


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On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 5:03 AM, Leandro Navarro <leandro at pangea.org> wrote:

> Hi friends, there is a new APC issue paper on network infrastructures as
> commons, published after several iterations with feedback from APC
> staff. The title is:
>
> Network infrastructures: The commons model for local participation,
> governance and sustainability
>
> Abstract
>
> Network infrastructures provide connectivity, a critical resource for
> our digital lives, and are therefore key for social inclusion and public
> participation. There are many technical, economic and operational ways
> to provide internet connectivity. In this paper we describe a model to
> develop network infrastructure as common property, governed under the
> principles of common-pool resources.
>
> The model is based on the principles of cooperation instead of
> competition – because universal connectivity can only be achieved if
> everyone has the right to create their own connectivity. There are many
> examples of how communities have succeeded in organising to achieve
> this. The result is local community network infrastructures that are
> open, sustainable and adapted to local conditions, which can produce
> abundant connectivity and support local socioeconomic development,
> everywhere and for everyone.
>
> Full paper:
> https://www.apc.org/en/pubs/network-infrastructures-commons-model-local-
> participation-governance-and-sustainability
>
> The goal is to share these ideas to learn from any discussion or
> feedback. I'll really appreciate if you have any comments, questions,
> disagreements, to help improve the model. This work is only possible
> thanks to initiatives and community networks like yours.
>
> Regards, Leandro.
>
>
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