The P2P Foundation was founded in 2005 as a non profit registered in the Netherlands by author and speaker Michel Bauwens. We are a global, self-organized community building an information commons ecosystem for the growing P2P/Commons Movement. We examine both the digital and the material worlds, their freedoms and restrictions, scarcities and abundances. Our distributed network of researchers, activists, and citizens monitor and promote actions for a transition to a commons-based society. We operate as an incubator and catalyst linking the 'missing pieces' and building a wider movement.