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The P2P Foundation: time for a turn towards the political?

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net

"...Transformative movements usually first start as transgressive subcultural movements (not caring about the old systems); then start building their own institutions (GPL, Creative Commons), before they become more explicitely political and start tackling the existing institutional order.

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Network Civilization: Peer-to-Peer and the Rise of Green Capitalism

http://freeknowledge.eu

"Just as the three quarters of oil engineers now agree that Peak Oil is in sight within the next decade (after that, oil production can only decline), can we also posit that we may have reached a moment of Peak Hierarchy, a moment in history in which it is no longer large centralized organizations that are most efficient or productive, but rather those that are organized as distributed networks an

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Italy and the Pirate Bay

http://torrentfreak.com

RMS: «Italy's major ISPs have blocked access to the Pirate Bay, a major bittorrent site.

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Why the Web is Defective by Design!

http://sachachua.com

RMS: «If you are talking about the practice of installing non-free software into a browser, the only thing that is good to offer is the reminder that you must refuse to do that.» --

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Peer-to-peer searching and sharing of electronic documents -- Paul Stacey (october 2004)

http://arrow.dit.ie

"Peer-to-peer systems have existed since the first incarnation of the Internet. In recent times the Internet has taken on a more hierarchical form, power has been taken away from the individual and placed in the hands of operators of large servers. However, with the re-emergence of p2p the individual is gaining more freedom.

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Design in a P2P world: interview by Julien McHardy

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net

"I met Julien McHardy, who is doing a master thesis at the Glasgow School of Art on the role of design in the creation of creative communities, during my lecture at the Urban Learning Space where I was invited by Yvonne Kincaid in April 2008.

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