Denmark 2003. The tools for bending and cutting metal and plastic
have been used by different persons to make a kitchen, transport
bikes and parts for a silk-screen workshop. Contact N55 at
email@example.com to use it.
FACTORY gives access to means of production.
Any person can use FACTORY. FACTORY can be established anywhere and can
include any kind of production facility.
Concentrations of power control most means of production. Concentrations
of power force persons to concentrate on participating in competition
and power games in order to create a social position for themselves. Concentrations
of power are nourished by the illusion that competition is better than
collaboration. It is necessary to collaborate and share means of production
if we want to organise ourselves in as small concentrations of power as
FACTORY is a system that can be used for sharing means of production with
other persons. FACTORY consists of production facilities situated in different
places in the world. The production facilities are included in FACTORY
by persons who guarantee that anybody can use them according to the function
they are initiated with and within given hours and periods of time.
Any person can expand FACTORY by providing one or more production facilities.
Positions of FACTORY can be found in Manual for FACTORY. The manual is
continuously updated at www.N55.dk/FACTORY.html. A current version can
also be obtained by contacting N55.
Persons who offer production facilities indicate a function and a time
period for the use of the factory. Unless anything else is decided between
the supplier and the user, the user delivers the work.
Any person can use FACTORY. Attention is directed to the logical relation
between persons and the rights of persons. Persons should be treated as
persons and therefore as having rights. If we deny this assertion it goes
wrong: here is a person, but this person should not be treated as a person,
or: here is a person, who should be treated as a person, but not as having
rights. Therefore, we can only talk about persons in a way that makes
sense if we know that persons have rights.
FACTORY can be expanded by anybody by offering a production facility and
informing N55 of the position. Formally, the production facility remains
the property of the persons offering it, but they guarantee that any person
can use the FACTORY according to the indicated functions. Alternatively,
persons can collect and distribute information about the positions of
FACTORY and set up parallel FACTORY systems.
FACTORY is maintained by the persons involved.
KOMMUNEFACTORY, Copenhagen Denmark 2004, by N55. This
factory has been included in
N55 K0MMUNE. Concrete things can be produced here. Contact N55 at
firstname.lastname@example.org to use this FACTORY.
FACTORY, proposal for Munich, Germany 2003.
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