About The Modern Whig Wikicracy Project

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About The Modern Whig Wikicracy Project

Postby Sparky on Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:36 am

The purpose of this forum is to discuss and coordinate the development of the Wikicracy Project from the point of view of the Modern Whig Party. The initial goal is to develop a version of the software that can be used by the Modern Whig Party for the purpose of maximizing collaboration among party members to continue to shape the party platform to best address issues that the United States faces, as well as a means for members to run the party in general.

Wikicracy is a project with the purpose to bring the basic communication technology and philosophy of wiki software to the operation of political parties, governments, as well as organizations in general. In other words, Wikicracy is intended to provide a means for every member to collaborate, and directly operate its affiliated organization through the writing and passing of proposals/policies/legislation. Such software may even have executive and judicial roles. The software should be designed so that the success of ideas would be based on their merit, and not from political tricks like filibustering and pigeonholing. Ideally, Wikicracy would make bureaucracy and politics obsolete.

Wikicracy is officially being developed on the Wikimedia Foundation's meta site. The url to Wikicracy's official development page is: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikicracy

I would like to assemble a primary team to work on this project. If your interested in becoming a regular contributor of The Modern Whig Wikicracy Project, please leave a post on The Modern Whig Wikicracy Project Team Members thread.

Until recent times, direct democracy seemed to be virtually impossible outside of village sized societies. However, projects like Wikipedia have demonstrated that its possible for millions of people to not only coherently collaborate and accomplish tasks, but to also accomplish those tasks more effectively, efficiently, accurately, and timely than individual experts could. A key property of Wikis, that is a real game changer, is that wikis are not limited by their community size. In fact, the more users, view points, and back grounds that are introduced to a wiki, the better that wiki works. Wikis turn what would be a deafening noisy crowd, that could fill an astronomically large stadium, into a single coherent wise voice. Also, there are some ideas that emerge from Wikis that none of its users thought of individually. As many ancient Greek philosophers thought: "The Whole is greater than the Sum of its parts."

All ideas, suggestions, comments, and constructive criticisms about the Wikicracy project are welcomed.
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Re: About The Modern Whig Wikicracy Project

Postby Sparky on Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:55 pm

I started a topic about ideas on how to approach this Project. Check it out: http://modernwhig.informe.com/forum/the-modern-whig-wikicracy-project-f41/initial-thoughts-on-the-project-t30.html
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Re: About The Modern Whig Wikicracy Project

Postby Edjumacator on Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:15 pm

What is the latest on this project?
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