How do we allocate resources that are not depleted through use, such as knowledge and software code?
Information, knowledge, software code, and designs are made available to others without restrictions, based on particular circumstances. While there may be costs involved in producing these tools and many beneficiaries, no running tally is kept of who owes what to whom. Sharing is the norm.
# Examples - See Share Knowledge Generously pattern - Open source software communities - Academic disciplines as gift economies that generate and share research, formal papers, and journal articles. - A variety of participatory innovation communities developing speciality microscopes for scientific and other purposes Open Spim , prostheses Open Bionics , and housing WikiHouse