Maggie Appleton on Open Source as a Gift Economy

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Maggie Appleton / Henry Zhu

Great discussion on gift economies, Free software.

Cool to learn about "the three types of reciprocity": Generalised, Balanced, and Negative, as related to gift economies.

Appreciated the discussion around embodied knowledge. (a la Trust Situated Knowing). And a little bit around the way in which metaphor and language frames our culture (a la The Patterning Instinct)

Tools for Conviviality gets a mention too.

Like the discussion of Patreon as a market economy dressed up as a gift economy.

This post goes along with the podcast: A Chat with Henry Zhu on OSS & Gift Economies

1. Elsewhere

1.1. In my garden

1.3. Mentions

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