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Issue 15: February 2022

Issue editors: Panayotis Antoniadis & Mathieu O’Neil

JoPP #15 on TRANSITION features six peer-reviewed articles exploring diverse aspects of transitions in peer production projects. Each article is accompanied by an additional piece or ‘complement’ which addresses the same topic in a non-academic manner. This experimental format aimed to explore the transitions, permutations and transformations of research on peer production. Reflections about change also inform the future of the Journal of Peer Production itself. It was collectively decided that the correct transition path for the Journal is to close its circle: this will be the final issue of the Journal of Peer Production. This TRANSITION issue will serve as a vehicle to strengthen the Journal of Peer Production community and encourage its members to collectively learn from the past and support each other in our future endeavors.

To that end, the issue comprises two dedicated sections: ‘Reflections on the past’ and ‘The future’ which will remain open for contributions by members of the Journal of Peer Production community until the end of 2022, the final year of the Journal of Peer Production. In early 2023, a closing ceremony will mark the end of this era. More detail on the content of the issue – in its current incarnation – and the plans for its expansion can be found in our Editorial Notes. We look forward to your feedback and contributions.


Researching transition, transitioning research and saying goodbye to the Journal of Peer Production
Panayotis Antoniadis and Mathieu O’Neil [html]


Plan C – Makers’ response to COVID-19
Peter Troxler [html] [pdf]
Complement: Responses by Dyhrberg Højgaard, Boeva, García and Cuartielles [pdf]

Collective capabilities for resisting far-right extremism online and in the real world
Cian O’Donovan [html] [pdf]
Complement: A framework for mapping, building, and evaluating collective capabilities [pdf]

‘Meet Your Personal Cobot:’ Framing Participatory Research in Makerspaces as a Trading Zone
Tudor Basarab Ionescu and Jesse de Pagter [html] [pdf]
Complement: EU automation policy: Towards ethical, human-centered, trustworthy robots? [pdf]

Prototypes as agents of transition: The case of DIY wireless technology for advancing community digital sovereignty
Hagit Keysar, Elizabeth Calderón Lüning, and Andreas Unteidig [html] [pdf]
Complement: Collective Learning [pdf]

Civic spaces and collaborative commons
Curtis McCord [html] [pdf]
Complement: Report on workshops and engagement [pdf]

Making consensus sensible: The transition of a democratic ideal into Wikipedia’s interface
Steve Jankowski [html] [pdf]
Complement: The link: A policy fiction [pdf]


The Handbook of Peer Production: Interviews with practitioners
Rhizomatica, Harassmap, Ushahidi, Wikimedia Deutschland, Debian [html]


The triumph of peer production? Announcing the creation of the Digital Commons Policy Council
Kit Braybrooke, Angela Daly, Mathieu O’Neil & Stefano Zacchiroli [html]

Really Simple Federation (RSF)
Panayotis Antoniadis [html]

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A short history of the Journal of Peer Production by its founder
Mathieu O’Neil [html]

Revisiting JoPP #6 on Peer Production and the Law
Angela Daly [html]

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