From Metagovernment - Government of, by, and for all the people
There are a number of examples around the globe that should be studied for comparison in development of collaborative governance software.
The following projects may be of interest for particular methods they have developed for mass participation:
- BetterMeans — An open enterprise model for running open companies and workflows.
- Debategraph — A wiki debate visualization tool.
- Debatepedia — A Pro-Con debate wiki.
- DebatePoint — Deliberation tool for organizing arguments and formalizing consensus.
- Deliberatorium - A tool developed in a scientific way. Looks like simple argument mapping but there's a lot of theory and practical analysis behind.
- Dell IdeaStorm — A site to tell Dell what new products or services you’d like to see Dell develop.
- Digg — Link submission and content sharing site.
- Evolver — Open source social networking with ranking system.
- Facebook — Groups on Facebook are taking on elements of open governance.
- Hackerspace-os — A software project to manage hackspace-like communities.
- MyFootballClub — An English football team owned by participants in a website.
- Open company — A business run like an open source project.
- OpenStreetMap — Allows to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth.
- Pligg — An open source Content Management System.
- Reddit — An Open Source, social news website with content & comment ranking
- Slashdot — A news aggregator with a somewhat advanced scoring system.
- Socialtext — Socialtext's flagship product, Socialtext Workspace, is the first enterprise wiki.
- Open Socialtext — Socialtext open developer community.
- Stackoverflow - Programming Q&A interface with integrated reputation system.
- Taringa! — Link sharing social site with scoring system.
- Whuffie Bank — Non-profit site providing mechanism for a reputation economy.
- Truth mapping — implements a simple two-tier discussion format: Critique and Rebuttal.