Peer production on the Internet as an example of global disintegration of production process
AbstractThe article is an attempt to explain the reason for participation in peer production in the context of decentralization of production process. There are two maintheses. The first is that the motivations of participants in production are the same as motivation for gainful employment. Although in the case of the partnership production model bypasses the medium of money, because the participants do not receive payment for manufactured products. The second argument indicates the need for the disintegration of peer production process, because it’s reducing effort required to be borne by each participant. The article presents the concept of peer production, as disintegrated process, and compares it with models of motivation leading to its take. The argument supports the most popular examples of peer products such as software GNU/Linux and Internet encyclopaedia Wikipedia.
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