From Metagovernment - Government of, by, and for all the people
DemocracyLab is a member project of the Metagovernment project. It is billed as an experiment in direct democracy, powered by free and open source software, and built on the idea that technology can empower us to harness freedom of speech and the power of the vote to solve today’s most challenging problems.
DemocracyLab uses participants’ posts and votes to build a dynamic map of political thought designed to facilitate consensus and solve problems. The result is an engaging public forum where the best thinking rises to the top, creating a community-driven alternative to traditional politics.