Objective: Provide more and more products and services for free, progressively detaching us from the trade economy.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.Buckminster Fuller
What is a Free Collaboration Network?
A FCN is a network of people connected by a communication tool, platform or a real space that collaborate voluntarily to share and provide each other resources for free and in which contribution is either not obligatory or considered of equal value.
The earth is abundant with resources, our practice of rationing resources through monetary methods is irrelevant and counterproductive to the well-being of people.Jacque Fresco, The Best That Money Can’t Buy
A FCN is the alternative to a business, it is what replaces companies in the Gift Society. Their objective is to provide goods and services for free. Instead of taking more value than they produce (making a profit) they create more value to everybody by contributing to the Common Good.
It [a Resource Based Economy] is a system in which all natural, man-made, and synthetic resources are available without the use of money, credit, barter, or any other form of debt.Jacque Fresco, The Best That Money Can’t Buy
Although during the Transition there are exceptions in which donations are used to hire employees, by definition they can’t be a lasting source of income so all the work must eventually done by volunteers. This differs from the monetary dictatorship in businesses of the trade economy. In a FCN, everybody is there because they want to be there. This means it is up to the organization to be inspiring and motivating, and up to the beneficiaries to show the deserved appreciation to the volunteers. The best part of gift transfers and volunteer collaboration is that in order for them to work they must guarantee that the atmosphere and relationships are pleasant and enjoyed by all involved. Their currency is gratitude.
All of us are prostitutes when we work in this culture [trade economy]. The minute we go to work in any industry, when you punch that time clock, you’re in a dictatorship.Jacque Fresco
There are many different kinds of Free Collaboration Networks. Some are centralized and others are decentralized, some are local and others are global, some are managed by the government and others are community organized. This site is to help you discover FCNs as well as create and expand them. We will continue to add more and more information and links to FCNs.