USV organized a session on understanding peer production, Joel rants on how much it was jibber jabber of the academic/business kind. I like folks Joel, Paul, Marc who are not afraid to speak their minds. People like these are very essential as they play a role in stirring up an ensuing conversation/debate in an otherwise echo-chambered blogosphere.
I must admit to one thing that Joel mentioned it was really very hard to comprehend what benkler was saying in the session.I found david gibbons explanation & analysis on the session of good help & interest. If your interest is in understanding peer production then his another blog called greaterthan2manifesto will be of great help.