Contribution economy

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Internally, is conducted as a particular kind of ‘parallel’ or altered economy: not an economy of ownership and property, or wage labour under managerial supervision, or market exchange, but an economy of contributions in a commons.

Contributions are of three kinds: primarily, work (hours), and secondarily, contributions in-kind (material resources of various kinds - eg access to platforms or servers) and monetary contributions (members’ subscriptions).

Contributions are recognised in various ways, and valued in appropriate ways - including the valuing of care work (which is underlined in feminist economics) and of contributions in commons, under commons stewardship.

To be developed, including some notes on contribution economy concepts, arising from commons.hour special Dec 2021: Nextcloud

See also, in the forum: About the Contributions & surplus category , Contribution & recognition in the commons, From Exchange to Contributions , Sign-up - commons.hour special : mapping the contributions in the community (part 1) , .