Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Global Commons - gaining popularity in DoD terminology
"Global Commons" is a term which is gaining popularity in DoD circles. We are seeing it more and more in strategy documents and in speeches by senior DoD and Navy officials.
In the civilian commercial sector we are seeing "Global Commons" as a reference to (1) information, (2) commerce and (3) community.
For DoD, "Global Commons" broadly refers to the domains of (1) land, (2) sea, and (3) air - including space and cyberspace.
In old English law, the common (or commons) was a tract of ground shared by residents of a village of town, but not belonging to anyone in particular.