Open science builds scholarly commons (plural) across the planet

Starting points toward commoning in open science

Scholarly commons are…

Scholarly commoners are…

Scholarly commoning is…

Commons start with people: a community of commoners.

A text with some history

These commons are open to all participants who accept their principles

Science commons welcome and encourage participants of all backgrounds

Equality also for objects in the pooled resource collection

Science commons have no intrinsic hierarchies, rankings, or reward systems

A commons is open by default, with a culture of demand sharing

Any person, organization or other entity can make scholarly work public.

Sustaining scholarly commons: There is global commitment and participation in long-term viability and preservation.

All activities and outputs that take place within commons have a permanent home in these commons and are available to the public

Demand sharing means that the use of commons resources cannot devalue these

There is an expectation of service by commoners to support research and scholarship in their commons

Commons become community-based value-generators for the work of their members

Scholarly commons exist outside of specific technologies, funding sources, and business models

Other ideas/questions about commoning in the academy:

Moving ahead

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online science community architect; media; expression, education and gaming; fiction as needed. Also blog at <https://cybersocialstructure.org/>

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Bruce Caron

Bruce Caron

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online science community architect; media; expression, education and gaming; fiction as needed. Also blog at <https://cybersocialstructure.org/>