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.