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A Theory of Ownership

What is ownership? What models of ownership are there around? Ownership is about access. If everyone has free access to everything, the world as we know it would collapse.

That doesn't have to be a bad thing.

No it does not. The world as we know it is a bad thing. If we have equal ownership and equal responsibility, no more crowns for kings and queens, ownership will cease to exist and there is no doubt the world will see less sorrow. I think ownership is an illusion. Everything can be taken away.


Once a value is been manufactured by someone in some form, the creator automatically gets all the exclusive rights unless an optionally required maintenance's duty(*) for that value has been established by the supplier Owner.

He/she/it/they then can offer those rights over that new Good to be shared in many different ways enabling others to have it partly or totally as shown at the roles' section below.

This will directly or indirectly create new values and some changes on the former ones.

The following types define different legal representations for sharing the exclusive rights over a value:

Single owned values

Group owned value


  • Rights and duties for using it

Open group

Semiopen group


love - goods - ?


Work and get a % of the final production

Free project

Infinity group, blabla....

Free currencies

See also

  • Value#Shareful
  • (*) Maintenance has to be interpreted in 2 different senses:
  1. (As in sustainable) The newly created value shouldn't decrease the top level's values from each all at least.
  2. (As in viral) Can be required for automatically waiving ownership rigths from someone who is using that which are then given to the audience requested in the original conditions' (s)he was producing value according to.
See also: NO/Wage labour


The following are formalities used based on given conventional law:


Is the formal name for the Selfish, Donor, Leaser, Grantor, Renter, President, etc.

Rights: All

Duties: Some

Ownership, posession is what separe you from the universe.

Donor - Gifted

  • Donor:


Duties: Formally non promisory, informally sustainable requirement.

Leaser - Leasee

Promise of giving future time. giving his own more concret high level's values' to some Owner of it. (formally or informally)

  • Leaser

  • Leasee

(Shareful) Cases: [[]]

Renter - Rentee

Licensor - Licensee

Invitor - Invitee

Lender - borrower

Grantor - Grantee

Backing value

People can agree to equivale the value of the grant given to some other different kind of value. This is useful for:

You promised to grant someone with your house, and you say that you are also ready to give Hours in case you sold the house when the grant is needed

By default, if you don't include a backing value in this type of value sharing agreement, the $ is used. or you'll sued.

Non formal granting

Not legal binding when enforcing but enough useful most of the times.

Trust - Trustee - Trusteeship
Recommendor - Recomendee
=Referencer - Referencee
Reputation - Meritocracy
Free Currency issuer - user

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