Reciprocating on the Internet opposes a market economy and monetization

    [Karl Polanyi.  Selected Works.]Russian journalist Yegor Stanislavovich Kholmogorov, reflecting ( in his blog ) on the “Selected Works” of the Western thinker Karl Polanyi, draws a practical conclusion that modern practices of information exchange on the Internet (Kholmogorov cites torrent file sharing as an example, but the logic of his reasoning suits to a certain extent for open free software) are an example of the so-called reciprocation (that is, such a circulation of material goods and services between people in which the many social obligations of these people),therefore, they are fundamentally hostile to all modern practices of a market economy and monetization, and even with time they will prove to be able to overthrow modern practices in the name of establishing a much more equitable social structure.

    In the framework of this logic and terminology, torrent file sharing has the property of direct reciprocity (relations are built on the principle of “how much you have downloaded, so much you can download”), and the wiki has the property of macroreciprocity (“you make a general contribution to a large informational piggy bank, due to this it grows, and you can use it ”), and YouTube (or other means of broadcasting its content on other sites by mutual agreement) has limited reciprocity("I give to use, but I do not give to own").

    I recommend reading, and comprehending, and pondering these arguments and this terminology.

    Learning to re-name processes, we re-comprehend them.

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