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  • Conclusion: From Capital to Commoning

    Benjamin J. Birkinbine

    Chapter from the book: Birkinbine, B. 2020. Incorporating the Digital Commons: Corporate Involvement in Free and Open Source Software.

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    This chapter summarizes the main findings from the case studies discussed in the previous chapters and reflects upon their significance for advancing the commons under capitalism. I also reflect on the value of using the commons paradigm to understand and envision alternatives to capitalism, and I discuss a variety of proposals that have been made with regard to advancing the commons. I propose a form of commons praxis that employs ‘subversive commoning’ to advance an anti-capitalist commons. I also provide some examples of where these models are currently being employed. The chapter concludes with some final thoughts on capital and the commons.

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    Birkinbine, B. 2020. Conclusion: From Capital to Commoning. In: Birkinbine, B, Incorporating the Digital Commons. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book39.f
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    Published on Feb. 26, 2020

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    https://doi.org/10.16997/book39.f