Subject: [NYCGA Internet] Re: OpenAssembly coming to NYC
From: Andrew
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 05:33:08 -0700 (PDT)
To: internet working group


Different groups have taken different positions, but as I understand
it, there is a deemphasis on voting in favor of building consensus.
When voting, one side wins and all other sides lose.  With consensus,
hopefully the valid and important points of all parties are included.

I know this presents some technical hurdles, but if I could play
around with your system, I might be able to offer specific


On Oct 16, 11:01 pm, fragro <> wrote:
Hey OWS,

I am just informing you that I plan on coming to NYC on the 27th to assist
in design and development of solutions to translating the movement to the
national level.

We have worked a long time developing OpenAssembly for decentralized
political organization. We will have translated Working Groups and Polling
functionality to the app
by the time I arrive, as well as the existing platform generation tool which
helps focus crowdsourced ideation.

I was hoping to get some feedback on what your current course of action is
concerning a secure platform for ideation and voting across the movement?
Tomorrow I will send a proposal that outlines the capabilities and technical
documentation behind Open Assembly and makes the case for it's adoption.

Thanks and keep up the good fight,

Frank Grove