Complement or Alternative to the Commons’ Outside?

  • Arwid Lund
Part of the Dynamics of Virtual Work book series (DVW)


This chapter focuses the analysis on the systemic level and the conceptions Wikipedians have of Wikipedia’s relation to capitalism. The analysis centres on five different dimensions in relation to capitalism: the various forms of crowdsourcing, the monetary, informational, and organisational relationships between businesses and Wikipedia, and peer production as an alternative to capitalism. Within these dimensions ideas about Wikipedia as a complement, revitalisation or alternative to capitalism are highlighted.


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  • Arwid Lund
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  1. 1.Department of Arts and Cultural SciencesLund UniversityLundSweden

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