Description: In my closing keynote address for LibrePlanet 2018, I suggest that a growing number of companies have learned from digital commons like free software, Wikipedia, and Couchsurfing and increasing outcompeting similar free and open commons. I point to Airbnb and Apple as example of this. I share some ideas of what I think that those of us that care should do about this.

#Speaker: Benjamin Mako Hill (

Talk title: “Whither peer production? Free software and the shifting landscape of online cooperation

Keynote address at LibrePlanet 2018 (


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