Welcome to the Digital Commons Policy Council website. The DCPC is an international think tank established in 2021. It aims to increase the recognition of the benefits of digital commons such as free and open source software and Wikipedia, and of the volunteer labour which produces these common goods. It does so by producing evidence-based public reports and other resources.

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Latest Activities

First planning meeting

2024 DCPC Policy Lab organising committee (Daly, Meyer, O’Neil, Shulz)

Conference presentation

Researcher contributions to R packages development: Evidence from GitHub, Australian Social Network Analysis Conference (ASNAC), UNSW, Sydney 27-28 November

Latest Publications

title Building resilience with information literacy and information health
released 30 AUG. 2023
Format A4, 34 pages.
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O’Neil M, Ackland R & Cunneen R (2023) Building resilience with information literacy and information health. DCPC/NMRC, University of Canberra, DOI:10.25916/d15n-g243.

title Report on the production of digital commons and on the conditions of the organisation and action of the Digital Commons Policy Council
released 1 Dec. 2022
Format A5, 40 pages.
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Digital Commons Policy Council (2022) Report on the production of digital commons and on the conditions of the organisation and action of the Digital Commons Policy Council. DCPC/NMRC, University of Canberra, DOI:10.25916/7wbc-4909.

title Six fact-checking lessons for kids
released 16 SEP. 2022
Format A5, 126 pages.
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O’Neil M, Cunneen R, Carrigy B, Cheater R, Margetts W, O’Brien M &  Turner K (2022) Six fact-checking lessons for kids. DCPC/NMRC, University of Canberra, DOI:10.25916/3tmw-j769.

title 2016 Debian Project survey: Work and volunteers
released 16 DEC. 2021
Format A4, 45 pages.
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O’Neil M, Zacchiroli S & de Blanc M (2021) 2016 Debian Project survey: Work and volunteers. DCPC/NMRC, University of Canberra, DOI:10.25916/zgcc-am08.

title The coproduction of open source software by volunteers and big tech firms
released 9 JUN. 2021
Format A4, 71 pages.
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O’Neil M, Cai X, Muselli L, Pailler F & Zacchiroli S (2021) The coproduction of open source software by volunteers and big tech firms. DCPC/NMRC, University of Canberra, DOI:10.25916/r8vg-hd09.