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.
|Title of host publication||Enough for All Forever: A Handbook of Learning About Sustainability|
|Editors||J Murray, G Cawthorne, C Dey & C Andrew|
|Place of Publication||Champaign, Illinois|
|Publisher||Common Ground Publishing|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|