Stefan Pawel

Stefan Pawel (Austria) is project manager of the Open Commons Region Linz, and has experience in project management of web portals, marketing and sales. He is co-author of Freie Netze. Freies Wissen. Freiheit vor Ort and author on the topic of Web Science. He blogs at and

Federico Mena-Quintero

Federico Mena-Quintero (Mexico) is a software developer and Co-Founder of the Gnome project, a widely used free software project to create a graphical environment for computers. He is also part of the Free Workshops for Arts and Technologies, a Mexican project to develop free technology around permaculture and local production of goods.

Nikos A. Salingaros

Nikos A. Salingaros (USA) is Professor of Mathematics, University of Texas at San Antonio, and a pioneer of P2P Urbanism. He is the author of 120 scientific papers and seven books, including Principles of Urban Structure and A Theory of Architecture.

Peter Tinnemann

Peter Tinnemann (Germany) holds a doctorate in medicine and lectures on and researches global health at the Institut for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics of the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. His main research interests are access to medicines, social equality and social medicine. He is a member of MSF and IPPNW.

Christian Wagner-Ahlfs

Christian Wagner-Ahlfs (Germany) is a chemist, campaigner and editor. His activities for BUKO Pharma-Kampagne focus on making essential and rational medicines available globally. The project highlights the responsibility of publicly funded research: “Medical Research: Science in the Public Interest.”

Christina Godt

Christine Godt (Germany) is professor of law at Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg. She works in the area of European and international economic law and intellectual property rights.

Alberto Acosta

Alberto Acosta (Ecuador) is an Ecuadorian economist, professor and researcher. He was Minister of Energy and Mines from January to June 2007, and President of the Constituent Assembly and Assemblyman, November 2007 to July 2008.

Dirk Löhr

Dirk Löhr (Germany) is an economist and professor at the Environment Campus Birkenfeld. His research focus is property rights and land. Löhr works as a consultant in development cooperation agencies. For many years he has been Chairman of the Social Science Association (Sozialwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft 1950 e.V.).

Julio Lambing

Julio Lambing (Germany) is executive director of the international business association European Business Council of Sustainable Energy (e5). He is concerned with the theoretical and practical challenges of creation a commons oriented industrial society, a goal that will require modern technologies as well as alternative lifestyles, subcultures and knowledge systems.

Gerhard Scherhorn

Gerhard Scherhorn (Germany) was former director of the Academy of Economy and Policy in Hamburg and is professor emeritus of the University of Hohenheim where he gave lectures on consumption theory and consumer policy until his retirement in 1998. He directed the working group “New Models of Wealth” at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy from 1996 to 2003 as well as the research group “Sustainable Production and Consumption” until 2005. With Prof. Johannes Hoffmann he heads the Project Group Ethical-Ecological Rating at J.W.Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main, and runs the website


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