e-mutualism? or the tragedy of the dot.commons?

2 Preface

3 The History of the Internet — Mutualism in Action

3.1 The Mutual Revolution?

3.2 Mutualism

3.2.1 What the Internet Does

3.3 Where the Net Came From

3.3.1 Communicating Online

3.4 Building the Network

3.5 Where Is the Internet?

3.5.1 Request for Comments

3.6 The Web: Mutualism in Action

3.7 How Mutualism Gets Results

3.7.1 Mutualism in Action: Sun Microsystems

3.8 The Dot.Commons

4 New Net, New Commercialism

4.1 How Mutual Is the Internet Today?

4.2 Net.Governance: From IANA to ICANN

4.2.1 Open versus Proprietary

4.3 Breaking Standards, Making Money

4.3.1 Microsoft:

4.3.2 The Internet Service providers

4.4 Staying Mutual In a Digital World

4.4.1 WAP: A way to avoid mutualism

5 What can be done?

5.1 Contract Compliance

5.2 Support the standards-setting process

5.3 Avoid Monopolists

5.4 Invest in Next Generation Technologies

5.4.1 Java: How the Private Sector Blew It

5.5 Accept the limits of the commons

6 e-mutualism

6.1 How the Net Supports Mutualism

6.2 the Linux story

6.3 Problems for co-ops: and some solutions

6.3.1 Decision making

6.3.2 Geographical reach: think globally, sell locally

6.3.3 Customer focus & Market responsiveness

6.3.4 Attracting investment and financial backing

6.3.5 Adaptability to changing circumstances

6.4 The e-mutual

7 Towards a Mutualist Economy

7.1 Mutual Distinction

7.2 Mutualism in the New Economy

7.2.1 The Virtual Co-operative

8 Conclusion: The Tragedy of the E-commons

9 Appendix: The Five Pillars of e-Mutualism[69]

10 Bibliography

References

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