Logo du projet netCommons, Graphic design by Luisa Lapacciana.

netCommons est un projet européen H2020, financé par le programme ICT-10-2015 – Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation, et coordonné par l’Università degli Studi di Trento (UniTn).

Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay, chargée de recherche CNRS à l’ISCC, est responsable du WP4 sur les réseaux communautaires gérés comme biens communs.


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Network infrastructure as Commons


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Information and communication technologies are key components of a modern society, and their control is the key to societal development. The advent of the Internet has been often invoked as a remedy for their democratization and the diffusion of fundamental human rights. The light of truth shows today a different picture : the digital divide is widening the gap between those who can access and take advantage of the new systems, and those who remain “disconnected” (with respect to physical access to technology, economic advantages, cultural uses and skills, and democratic impacts). A problem is emerging about the Internet’s sustainability, both socio-economic (large Internet corporations eluding taxes and aggressively commercializing most services) and political-democratic (the global Internet surveillance and the lack of transparency). This, coupled with the complexity of the Internet’s organisation and the diffused lack of awareness about its actual implementation makes the users easy targets of manipulation, and unaware of the possibility to have a bottom-up, democratic, communal organisation of “the Internet”. [...] Read more


– Università degli Studi di Trento (UniTn), Renato Lo Cigno (coordination)
– Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay (head)
– Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Leandro Navarro (head)
– The University of Westminster LBG (UOW), Christian Fuchs (head)
– Athens University of Economics and Business Research Center, Iordanis Koutsopoulos (head)
– Nethood, Panayotis Antoniadis (head)