Imagine that Customer Commons had been created a year ago. To guide that imagining, here is the copy that matters from the placeholder page:
Customer Commons is about us.
- We are a community of customers.
- We are funded only by customers.
- We serve the interests and aspirations of customers.
We are the 100%
Customer Commons is a companion organization to ProjectVRM, and in the long run will be its successor. Think of ProjectVRM as the launch pad and rocket for getting VRM development and research into orbit — and of Customer Commons as the rest of the universe.
So the future is wide open.
SOPA, however, is about enclosing some of the Universe’s commons, which is essentially NEA:
- Nobody owns it
- Everybody can use it
- Anybody can improve it
What would we — the 100% who are customers — be doing about SOPA?
Customer Commons is just in the planning stages now. We want it up and running by the time The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge comes out in May. What should it be and how would it work?
All thoughts welcome.
P.S. ProjectVRM is a Berkman Center project, and therefore does not take an advocacy position on matters of public debate, such as SOPA — which is why this blog is not offline or blacked out today.
FWIW, my own (naturally optimistic) point of view is well expressed by Harold Feld in SOPABlackout And the “Internet Spring”.