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DO we all agree that "metagovernment would be a form of direct democracy"? Should we put it back?--[[User:Pietro Speroni di Fenizio|Pietro]] 15:13, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
 
DO we all agree that "metagovernment would be a form of direct democracy"? Should we put it back?--[[User:Pietro Speroni di Fenizio|Pietro]] 15:13, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
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:Aargh! I clicked rollback, which I assumed was the normal way to go back. Instead it has gone back also by taking the change done out of the history. Sorry about that!

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Consensus

This was written before the mailing list discussion started.

Many things written here seem to have garnered agreement on the ml, whereas others seem to have spawned controversy.

Would it be ok to edit-out sections of hte main page that do not yet have consensus on the mailing list?

Today I showed the (static version of the) page to an activist who replied with disagreement about a few topics that I knew don't have consensus, and it made me think that maybe we should show a more updated vision to newcomers...

--AurSaraf 00:40, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I think that would be a good idea. Hopefully others will contribute to your edits. — Ed Pastore 02:32, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Basic principles

For a discussion of the Basic Principles section of this page, please see: Talk:Basic principles.

Transition

The easiest and most practical way to transition from representative democracy to an open source government might be to have dummy candidates run for office. By that I mean have a candidate run for office under the "open source party", and if elected have them legislate as they're instructed to by the metagovernment. As the metagovernment would have to function within the existing framework of representative democracy, its abilities would be somewhat limited, and may not allow for the more sophisticated scoring system. For example, within a parliament or congress, metagovernment legislators would often be limited to voting "yes" or "no". Despite these limitations, this may be the most pragmatic and quickest way to achieve a kind of open source government.

Once the metagovernment has a large enough majority more fundamental institutional changes could be made, such as the implementation of the scoring system.ErikPressman 14:44, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

this is not really acceptable in many countries. For what I know politicians, ones they get in the job the swear that they will vote according to their consciens and not following external influences. I know many (most? all?) politician do not follow this code of conduct and are instead up for grab t the biggest lobby, but to have a strategy that openly requires it is just asking for trouble. It's a bit like the story of the man pissing in the swimming pool. He was harshly criticised: "don't you know it is illegal to piss in the swimming poll?". "But everybody does it!". "Yes, but not from the diving board" :)
--Pietro 12:21, 14 July 2008 (UTC)




I reverted a change in the Main Page (by G Fencer ) that was not being discussed here. The change was saying that the metagovernment would be a form of direct democracy. Since we asked in the first line to

Use this page to discuss the Main Page before you make changes to it.

DO we all agree that "metagovernment would be a form of direct democracy"? Should we put it back?--Pietro 15:13, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Aargh! I clicked rollback, which I assumed was the normal way to go back. Instead it has gone back also by taking the change done out of the history. Sorry about that!