Free WordPress 3.0+ Theme for Portfolios and Magazines: JournalCrunch


In this post we release a yet another freebie: JournalCrunch WordPress 3.0+ theme, a theme for magazines or portfolios with an integrated journal. The theme was designed by Site52 and released exclusively for Smashing Magazine and its readers. As usual, the theme is absolutely free to use in private and commerical projects.

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Polaroid: A Free Magento Theme For Your eCommerce Website

Today we are glad to release a yet another freebie: Polaroid Magento Theme, a professional design skin for the shops powered by the popular open-source ecommerce web application Magento. The theme was designed by eCommerce-Themes and released for Smashing Magazine and its readers. As usual, the theme is absolutely free to use in private and commerical projects.


Today we are glad to release a yet another freebie: Polaroid Magento Theme, a professional design skin for the shops powered by the popular open-source ecommerce web application Magento. The theme was designed by eCommerce-Themes and released for Smashing Magazine and its readers. As usual, the theme is absolutely free to use in private and commerical projects.

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From Open Business Models To An Economy Of The Commons

What does it take for open business models to become an economy of the Commons? What are the pros and cons of a system based on peer production? How do open business models compare with the traditional economic system based on intellectual property and copyright?

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Photo credit: GPRC, remixed by Robin Good

I have recently shot a small number of very interesting videos with Michel Bauwens, the peer-to-peer movement evangelist and founder / publisher of the P2PFoundation and in one of these I asked Michel to share his vision of such economic system.

How does he picture a system based on cooperation and collaborative approaches where individuals create and distribute value to their peers?

As he suggests, the key strategy which allows open business models to gradually migrate to a successful economy of the Commons (which are immaterial goods that are everyone’s property like knowledge, code and design) is the emergence of companies that make use of the Commons and then sell the extra value they add to Commons in the marketplace.

Such business approach does not work by leveraging the same approaches of our present system such as classical job employment, wages and copyright. Instead, the new economy of the Commons grounds itself on three new components:

1. Distributed communities of passionate individuals working together spontaneously on
2. collaborative platform and Internet technologies and by
3. the foundations, for-benefit institutions that make their know-how available for free.


What does it take for open business models to become an economy of the Commons? What are the pros and cons of a system based on peer production? How do open business models compare with the traditional economic system based on intellectual property and copyright?

I have recently shot a small number of very interesting videos with  Michel Bauwens, the peer-to-peer movement evangelist and founder / publisher of the P2PFoundation and in one of these I asked Michel to share his vision of such economic system.

How does he picture a system based on cooperation and collaborative approaches where individuals create and distribute value to their peers?

As he suggests, the key strategy which allows open business models to gradually migrate to a successful economy of the Commons (which are immaterial goods that are everyone’s property like knowledge, code and design) is the emergence of companies that make use of the Commons and then sell the extra value they add to Commons in the marketplace.

Such business approach does not work by leveraging the same approaches of our present system such as classical job employment, wages and copyright. Instead, the new economy of the Commons grounds itself on three new components:

  1. Distributed communities of passionate individuals working together spontaneously on
  2. collaborative platform and Internet technologies and by
  3. the foundations, for-benefit institutions that make their know-how available for free.
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HoneyThemes: A Free XHTML-CSS-Layout for Online Theme Shop

Once Again, we’ve got something special for our community. We’ve again came up with cool freebies giveaway as promised. This is our way of saying thanks to our readers for being part of the instantShift community and helping us make it to where we are right now. We never wait for special occasions to announce good freebies. To continue our grateful attitude to our readers and community in general, we are glad to release this free XHTML/CSS Layout HoneyThemes. It’s our latest high-quality freebies addition for instantShift readers.

“HoneyThemes”, as the name implies, it’s something to do with themes which is actually a XHTML/CSS Layout suitable for any online theme business and has all the requirements and features of a typical theme shop. This layout was designed and developed by RapidxHTML as an exclusive gift for instantShift readers.


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Once Again, we’ve got something special for our community. We’ve again came up with cool freebies giveaway as promised. This is our way of saying thanks to our readers for being part of the instantShift community and helping us make it to where we are right now. We never wait for special occasions to announce good freebies. To continue our grateful attitude to our readers and community in general, we are glad to release this free XHTML/CSS Layout HoneyThemes. It’s our latest high-quality freebies addition for instantShift readers.

“HoneyThemes”, as the name implies, it’s something to do with themes which is actually a XHTML/CSS Layout suitable for any online theme business and has all the requirements and features of a typical theme shop. This layout was designed and developed by RapidxHTML as an exclusive gift for instantShift readers.

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