The social architecture of the contemporary society includes several kinds of actors acting at global to local scales. These actors participate in socio-economic interactions in which also the content commons play a role.

Sharing-focussed interactions with the content commons will be an essential characteristic of Global Partnership in the Post2015 development.

Each of the listed actors could be a party to the convention, or a stakeholder in the content commons: as a beneficiary, a custodian, or a producer, a.o.


The rapid provide of the knowledge commons in as many languages as possible, and especially to those deprived people who can derive most benefits from access to them, requires a cooperation of actors from all sectors of society.

The particular engagement with knowledge conversion of the various actors is explored in the Actor Atlas in which there is a (growing) list of actors.

The engagement of these actors may be of varying intensity and scope, yet - given the scale of the challenge - every contribution counts, and therefore the entry conditions for joining the convention must be minimal.

Under this convention the parties cooperate in several roles. The roles are listed from a low to an increasing level of engagement:

  • as users of the #tags:
    • using the hashtags to find information that one needs to accomplish a task; to + the information found, to ask questions that have not been asked yet, or to answer un-answered questions (social capital wiki pages that carry the hashtag will be among the shared information)
    • using the hashtags when posting new information on a social platform (international organisations, local authorities, professors, NGO's, area experts, …)
    • using the hashtags to gather posts that one wants to curate (on a social capital wiki page, or authors of in progress e-books )
    • authoring (and selling) e-books for particular livelihood areas, one of these areas is the provision of a #tag guideline.
  • as users of the social capital wikis (compare with the use of Wikipedia)
  • as a local owner or manager of a social capital wiki:
    • a receiving party has received the ownership of a social capital wiki for a territory and language (a wiki pattern is cloned, next the texts are translated and content can be added in the local language); the party can receive income from advertisements, from donations, etc.).
    • a granting party is a party that can clone a social capital wiki pattern and hand over its ownership to a receiving party. At present there is one granting party. After a period of maintaining and evolving a social capital wiki, and translating and distributing local #tag guidelines, a receiving party will gain experience and may grant clones of its 'local' social capital wiki pattern to new receiving parties.

The reproductive use of the knowledge conversion resources has no intrinsic constraints as there is no rivalry in their use.

This convention moreover asserts a commitment to non-exclusion of the resource use1.

However it also encourages service activities that are income generating for the cooperating parties. Market dynamism is encouraged by allowing for copyrighted content alongside content commons. The market dynamism is expected to be inclusive because of the low-hurdle engagement mechanism around the non-rivalrous content commons.


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