Last week, commons advocates the P2P Foundation, Guerilla Translation, and their partners launched Commons Transition, a public forum to further commons-oriented policy-making. Commons Transition is based on the groundbreaking work of the Free/Libre Open Knowledge (FLOK) Society in Ecuador.
In 2006, following a citizen revolution, Ecuador began a transition to a commons-based society. The FLOK Society, an organization created to articulate what a commons-based economy would look like and what policy recommendations would be required to realize it, created a collection of policy papers to aid the transition. For Commons Transition, these policy papers have been reframed in a non-region-specific way to be applied for the benefit of commoners around the world.
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