[IRP] are we ready to go beyond email

Sivasubramanian Muthusamy isolatedn
Sun Jan 17 21:06:01 EET 2010


Max has discovered very interesting collaborative tools that can not only be
used by IRP but also by IGC. The interface here looks interesting. We can
explore this further.

Sivasubramanian Muthusamy

On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 10:57 PM, Max Senges <maxsenges at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everybody
> Since I joined the internet governance caucus list years ago i feel that
> mailing lists are pretty bad collaboration tools, but lists are like
> democracy "the worst system except for all the other", right?
> Before I move to the invitation to innovate I need to slip in that of
> course wikis have proven pretty useful, but the complexity of organizing our
> steering committee election reminded me of how little developed our own
> governance practices & tools are.
> I'll speak on a panel about "liquid democracy<http://campaigns.wikia.com/wiki/Liquid_Democracy>"
> in a couple of weeks and while I had heard about the concept before I
> figured it's a good idea to refresh and delve a bit into the theory and
> experiments. And quite frankly, I was marveled with what i found. There
> seems to be a whole spectrum of quite mature tools and (mostly successful)
> real-world initiatives going in.
> http://www.co-ment.net/ makes collaborative commenting on a text easy,
> put's it in a clean leayout ==> might be interesting for comments to the
> consolidated charter
> Etherpad seems to be a supercool tool to take notes during our monthly
> meetings. Have a look at http://etherpad.com/MFNsBZrP6Z
> but the real juicy governance and collabowriting stuff is happening at
> platforms like
> adhocracy "makes democratic decisions as easy as editing a wiki, as fast as
> twitter and as flexible as the net itself" - If that is the case I guess it
> is worth a try, so i created an account for us to experiment
> http://rights.adhocracy.cc/instance/rights
> but there are several tools competing for our attention and adoption...
> e.g. Votorola <http://zelea.com/project/votorola/home.xht> is a "software
> for building consensus and reaching decisions in public."
> Looking forward to see IRP grow up a little more in 2010
> Max
> --
> "The future is here. It?s just not widely distributed yet."
> ?William Gibson
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