The idea was to have an
Award for Outstanding Achievements in Peer Production
Such an award could be done annually.
This is an activity which will force us naturally to deeply consider and evaluate the things that are going on instead of looking at them superficially. The main benefit is that we really have to challenge each other on quality and useability of things and creations
Things ideas needed for include:
- Best free software project of the year
- Best free harddware design project of the year
- Most important contribution to fundamental open design issues
- Best public support for p2p production
- Best contribution to distributed infrastructures
- Best contribution to the development of free culture
- Best new disruptive technology
- Best new p2p media
- World-changer of the year
- Best P2P / community media project
- Best P2P / community money project
- Best P2P / community land project
The word "best" in all the suggestions is perhaps the hardest thing. What does "best" mean? Indeed: What is the criteria for "best" after all? In particular I think the criteria will differ widely between Oekonux and P2P Foundation. IMHO the criteria is the most important thing which needs to be solved - otherwise nobody takes you serious and the award will have no effect.
- Should be composed from people nominated by Oekonux and the P2P Foundation
May be Peter Weibel (ZKM, Karlsruhe)
The question is whether Oekonux / P2P Foundation (at the moment) has enough visibility, public image for this. Fund raising for the conference failed miserably and IMHO this is a pretty similar case.