OCCs democracy quality

Democratic quality of knowledge-making process online

An online creation community of good democratic quality is defined by six dimensions:

  1. 1. organization of the information in a usable and accessible way to increase participation and inclusion;
  2. 2. facilitation of access to the technology that supports the process to reduce participation barriers;
  3. 3. transparent organizational structure and accountable finances;
  4. 4. a knowledge policy favoring participants’ relational freedom and autonomy from the platform;
  5. 5. openness to participation in the knowledge-making process in the platform;
  6. 6. and, openness to participation in platform provision.


Fuster Morell, M. (2010, p. 77). Dissertation: Governance of online creation communities: Provision of infrastructure for the building of digital commons.