Building Digital Commons
Global Forum on Building Digital Commons and Collaborative Communities.
Barcelona, 29-30 October 2011
Why / What? Versió en Català
The Building digital commons (online & offline) event took place in Barcelona 29-30 October 2011.
Videos of the Building digital commons sessions are availeble here.
Building digital commons aimed to create entrance doors and give projection to collaborative communities building digital commons, encourage the mutual learning and support between digital commons critically following similar values and principles, building bridges between action and research, and address new frontiers and cutting-edge questions.
The new technologies offered a big opportunity to create, innovate and collaborate to share and build information and knowledge resources. Still the emergingcommons forms have limitarions and ambivalences. Furthermore, we are living challenging times, with an ongoing growth of the enclosure of the digital commons.
Outcomes: An ongoing digital commons wiki resource and the creation of a Catalan “Digital commons alliance/network“ were the resulting outcomes of the event. Videos of the Building digital commons are availeble here.
Participantion took place presentially and/or online. Catalan – English – Spanish translation was provided.
Amical Viquipedia and Institute of Goverment and Public Policies (IGOP) (Autonomous University of Catalunya) were the main event promotors, and Wikimedia Foundation was the main supporter.
Building Digital Commons built upon and was celebrated in continuation with the Free/Libre Culture Forum in order to facilitate the contact of collaborative communities building digital commons with other groups advocating for the rights of free culture and knowledge (as Free Culture Forum’s participants: artists, musicians, activists and lobbies for digital rights, among others).
Building Digital Commons endors: