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(draft) What is Ontological Commoning?
A provisional research agenda
This will be a paper, dealing in detail with the ideas raised on 2023-02-22, but it has not yet been started.
I'd like this paper to have the strength of collaboration behind it. So if you would like to contribute in any way, please get in touch. I can give you permission to draft here, provided I am free to edit. See the initial ideas page, and please let me know how your ideas fit in. (e-mail asimong at the usual gmail.com)
- Ontological commoning: a practice to support meaningful collaboration around complex commons
- How do you make a commons from ontologies?
How do you make a commons from ontologies
Here the emphasis is more on the technical support
- what are ontologies and commoning (as 2023-02-22)
- why ontologies are rarely held in common
- look at Ostrom's principles
- look at Ostrom et al's idea of intellectual commons, and its weaknesses
- ownership by users: communities of practice
- naturally done in small enough groups by ordinary conversation
- what about ownership and governance by larger, distributed groups?
- examine possibilities
- DAOs, DiSCOs, supporting sociocracy in distributed groups
- accessible repository
- ongoing dialogue practice
Ontological commoning: a practice to support meaningful collaboration around complex commons
Here the emphasis is more on the side of human dialogue practice
- Illustrating everyday unspoken ontology
- specialist ontology among communities of practice dealing with their own area
- examples of complex domains
- (need some good examples where there is difference)
- say climate crisis/change
- say degrowth
- anything of the polycrisis / metacrisis?
- on all these issues we see polarization and fragmentation
- they all have to do with global commons in some way
- so how can ontological commoning address this kind of thing?
- dialogue is challenging, but brings people together