Michel Bauwens was one of the key speakers at the Groene Boek.
The trademark of Michel Bauwens, founder of the P2P Foundation, are his crystal clear arguments about the P2P - peer to peer - model as the possible way out of our P4P - pure for profit - economic society.
"We believe nature is infinite. And therefore we have a system based on infinite growth within a finite natural system. That’s why we are destroying the biosphere. But all these problems that we are creating need solutions. So you would think that humanity would try to find the best solutions but no! We don’t want sharing to occur. So we have copyrights and patents and all kind of means that make sharing and cooperation difficult. So basically we have pseudo abundance and artificial scarcity combined. This is the DNA of the current system."
Call it 'class struggle 3.0' or 'hacking the economic system', Bauwens keeps pleading for open and distributed production systems where global commons and benefits rather than profit are the backbone of human activities.
Peer production, peer governance and peer property rule his projects: from the Pontos de Cultura from Gilberto Gil, Curto Café from Sergio Venuto as part of the WikiSprint projects, the viral structure of Fora Do Eixo in Brasil and the value network Sensorica in Canada to the extreme car manufacturing in Wikispeed.
And there is much more, so check out the product hacking dictionary of the P2P Foundation.