πŸ“š Node [[enclosure]]
πŸ““ enclosure.md (text) by @vera
  • Enclosure is the opposite of [[Commoning]] in that it separates what commoning otherwise connects: people and land, you and me, present and future generations, technical infrastructures and Language and the Creation of Commons 79 their governance, rulers and the ruled, wilderness lands and the people who have stewarded them for generations. Enclosure is included here as a commons-friendly term (even though it is a hostile act!) because it enables us to name the private appropriation of shared wealth.
πŸ““ enclosure.md (text) by @neil ️本 πŸ“

Enclosure

Enclosure is thus a profound act of dispossession and cultural disruption that forces people into both market dependency and market frames of thought.

– [[Free, Fair and Alive]]

The process of enclosure is generally driven by investors and corporations, often in collusion with the nation-state, to commodify shared land, water, forests, genes, creative works, and much else.

– [[Free, Fair and Alive]]

Enclosure is the opposite of commoning in that it separates what commoning otherwise connects β€” people and land, you and me, present and future generations, technical infrastructures and their governance, conservation areas and the people who have stewarded them for generations.

– [[Free, Fair and Alive]]

Enclosure means literally enclosing a field with a fence or a hedge to prevent others using it. This seemingly innocuous act triggered a revolution in land holding that dispossessed many, enriched a few but helped make the agricultural and industrial revolutions possible. It saw the dominance of private property as the model of ownership, as against the collective rights of previous generations.

– [[In Our Time, The Enclosures of the 18th Century]]

πŸ““ enclosure.md (text) by @flancian@social.coop
πŸ““ enclosure.md (text) by @flancian@twitter.com

One take: #GitHub is a joke, a company that makes money (and influence) on top of open source but refuses to open source their software.

If I'm not mistaken this is a textbook case of [[enclosure]] of the Commons.


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πŸ›οΈ Stoas for [[enclosure]]
πŸ“– Open document (Hedgedoc) at https://doc.anagora.org/enclosure
πŸ“– Open document (Etherpad) at https://stoa.anagora.org/p/enclosure