The patterns of commoning in Free, Fair and Alive are lovely.
– Ritualize Togetherness
– Contribute Freely
– Share Knowledge Generously
– Use Convivial Tools
– Rely on Distributed Structures
– Creatively Adapt and Renew
There’s plenty more.
@neil These patterns can be found as cards in a wiki at
respectively, with the others also being available in the http://patternlanguage.commoning.wiki
What we find here (alas FFA) is a continuation of research, done in another federated wiki, that already had happened for the second book.
Thanks, yes. Silke had material in German that I was (am) unable to directly use. And some of her wiki pages seem now to not work properly, or be missing - don't understand this.
However - I now have a connection witb the Commons Insitiute (based in Germany and German language initiatives) that I didn't previously have.
@yala Thank you so much for those links - I saw "We talk from experience: we used Federated Wiki in the course of researching and writing this book." in FFA and it's great to know which fedwiki's this is referring to.
How did you like the section in FFA, where our "simplified" understanding of a federated wiki was explained, was that on the point?
This wiki collaboration was basically between Silke and me, Silke and David plus Silke and Ward. See, I'd like to refreshen these links and also recontact @Stacco and others from the translation project(s) to also consider the wikis and the card deck as translateable assets.
@yala Yes I really enjoyed that section. I was very surprised and happy to encounter it!
Because I have an existing interest in wikis and software it was a good window to explore some of the general concepts like nested-i and Ubuntu rationality for me personally.
The contrast to Wikipedia dynamics helped me to understand and appreciate the FedWiki ideas of individual agency combining in to a greater commons.
@yala Would you say that the names used on patternlanguage.commoning.wiki are more up to date than the book?
e.g. [[Finance Commons Provisioning]] in FFA is updated to [[Choose Commons-Friendly Financing]] in the wiki - which I do prefer.
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