1) The object of production is information or culture, which keeps the cost of participation low for contributors 2) tasks can be chunked out into bite size pieces that individuals can contribute in small increments and independenly of other producers (i.e. entries in an encyclopedia or components of a software program) This makes their overall investment of time and energy minimal in relation to the benefits they recieve in return. 3) The costs of integrating those pieces into a finished end product,including the leadership and quality control mechanisms,must be low.

— conditions to make peer production work Wikinomics  

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