Sharing, most of the times, refers to the joint use of a resource. It can also mean other different things to different people such as:
- to give
- to have in common
- to distribute
Sharing is creating through an agreement, a small environtment of freedom for a single thing (or asset) (i.e. let's share the pen) that could scale into a bigger scope (i.e. a global system for distributed allocation of resources) or even be a model for more abstract things (Shared Meaning) through the same practice.
Sharing is probably synonimous of Free barter because the owner needs from the non-owner an "acceptance" and the "not using the shareable thing for perjudicating him" in exchange. The difference between barter and free barter/sharing is the needed absence of the quid pro quo in free barter / sharing ("acceptance" and "no harm" are part of the needed free federation needed standards for the agreement and are not considered exchangeable property subjects).
Sharing creates opportunities for mutual care between people by lowering the implicit authority there is in ownership. The owner, by the act or the declared fact of being sharing or willing to share his thing (or his ownership rights), is admitting that is not going to use his asking for royalties force / rights.
Sharing is and it has been broadly used by a lot of different entities while its accurate defining has historickly not been much intended or deepened. Some people appeal to flattery by thinking that you are taking the beauty away of sharing (i.e. -Sharing is enough descriptive and shouldn't be defined for protecting subjectivism) when you trying to specify the sharing agreement. This refusal causes some autoritarian practitioners being able to force you to -share those values of destruction. Most anarchists would tell: sharing is nice, isn't it? or -sharing is corrupted because relies in ownership, which relies in property, which relies in roman and previous autoritarian cultures.
Here, at sharewiki, we are going to rely in that wishfulism and are not going to draw a very strict line on what is or what is not sharing (at least for now), while at the same time you'll find pages like this one, the sharespaces or specially the sharefuls where the sharing line is much more defined than at plain sharing.
The user who is not the owner would see as a selfinterest the respecting of those external conditions to him declared by the owner for using the thing. Even just because those estated norms are more permissive than fully subjective norms (default restrictiveful ownership).
The Basic Arguments for Sharing
- Sharing adds meaningfulness to our lives
- Sharing reduces barriers and help people to unfold their full potential
- Sharing is an energy-efficient and extremely resourceful strategy for humans organizing
- Sharing has the awkward trend to grow through the experiencing of it
Ways of Sharing
- We could share very abundant goods or less abundant goods.
- We could share skills by teaching/learning those.
- Kids do naturally share before getting corrupted by adults interpretation of ownership.
- Free Software initiatives, wikis and lots of more models
There's not always somebody to share with, and you are right thinking that other people could take advantages on you when you are ready to share something. That's why you should moderate your sharings. Just keep in mind that tending and living in the consciousness of being open to share creates the possibility to change (y)our world from the first moment you let that vibe being spread inside you.
By allowing others to use your things, you can maximize development possibilities for those things and others that will show up after that. By sharing, we could experience a more social life for a more abundant enjoying than the way proposed by the the capitalist scarcitism logic, which is just an appeal to fear fallacy.
- page on sharing on kosmix.com
- Share the World's Resources An Organisation Advocating for Sharing in the Global Economy - Information and Campaigns
- Towards a sharing manifesto manifesto.