[P2P-F] Fwd: [Commoning] Statement of Separation /F.Iacomella

Kevin Carson free.market.anticapitalist at gmail.com
Mon Aug 5 23:47:23 CEST 2013

Is there any indication of what his motivation might have been, if he did this?

On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 4:08 PM, Michel Bauwens <michel at p2pfoundation.net> wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Silke Helfrich <silke.helfrich at gmx.de>
> Date: Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 10:58 PM
> Subject: [Commoning] Statement of Separation /F.Iacomella
> To: commoning <commoning at lists.wissensallmende.de>
> August 1, 2013
> Dear friends,
> We write to share some urgent, distressing news.
> It has been shocking for us to learn in recent weeks that someone who worked
> closely with many of us, Franco Iacomella, has systematically interfered
> with email correspondence from 50+ people; secretly altered Skype accounts;
> perpetrated a variety of digital impersonations; and misrepresented his
> professional credentials and affiliations. We do not make such accusations
> lightly; we have digital proof and a partial confession.
> These actions have had serious consequences for our working relationships,
> projects, outreach and funding efforts and personal reputations. They have
> also sowed the seeds of distrust and hurt feelings amongst long-standing
> collaborators who were unaware of the manipulated nature of their
> communications. And so we wish to publicly declare that the Commons
> Strategies Group, P2P Foundation and Heinrich Boell Foundation will no
> longer be working with Franco Iacomella. We have severed all personal and
> professional relationships with him, and are exploring legal action as
> warranted.
> The organizations directly affected by Iacomella’s manipulations and
> deceptions include the P2P Foundation, the Commons Strategies Group and
> FLACSO (Argentina) as well as a number of individuals, especially Beatriz
> Busaniche of Via Libre (Argentina) and Michel Bauwens (P2P Foundation). The
> Heinrich Boll Foundation, the Right Livelihood Award Foundation and Vía
> Libre Foundation were all indirectly affected. Untold other individuals and
> groups may have been affected by these communications manipulations without
> even perceiving them.
> If you have experienced unusual issues when dealings with the organizations
> or individuals named here (i.e., failures to respond; unusual emails; abrupt
> terminations of Skype contact links; etc.), we wish to apologize. We also
> wish to ask you to re-connect with these organizations and individuals, and
> resume ongoing relationships without the malicious interventions and
> impersonations that Iacomella perpetrated in an unknown number of cases from
> at least September 2012 until July 2013.
> As one might imagine, Iacomella’s deceptions have had all sorts of insidious
> and subtle effects on our working relationships with each other, on dozens
> of colleagues with whom we work, and on the commons movement more generally.
> We now wish to refocus on rebuilding the interpersonal and social fabric
> that binds us together in shared purpose.
> Sincerely,
> P2P Foundation: Michel Bauwens
> Commons Strategies Group: Michel Bauwens, Silke Helfrich, David Bollier
> Heinrich Böll Foundation: Heike Loeschmann
> Vía Libre Foundation (Argentina): Beatriz Busaniche
> FLACSO Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (Argentina): Miguel
> Lengyel (Director).
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Kevin Carson
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