Information commons -- Social aspects, Information commons -- Environmental aspects, Information commons -- Management, Sustainability
In this chapter we discuss the special characteristics of information as a type of commons that needs special institutions to manage its production and use effectively and create greater overall economic efficiency, social justice and ecological sustainability. These methods include monetary prizes, publicly funded research from which the produced information is released into the public domain, and status driven incentive structures like those in academia and the open-source community.
Kubiszewski, I. and R. Costanza. 2012. A Fair Share of the Information Commons. Pp 121-129 in: J. Murray, G. Cawthorne, C. Dey and C. Andrew (Eds.). Enough for all forever: A handbook for learning about sustainability.