Subject: Re: [NYCGA-IWG] Re: combine forces on liquid democracy / proxy voting system
From: lynX
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 09:44:19 -0800 (PST)
To: internet working group

Hi.. I'm lynX from the Pirate Party in Berlin.

fragro wrote:
Do you have any details on the voting application you developed? I am the
developer of openassembly and I am interested in facilitating any
experiments you want to try.

I just added this paragraph to your wiki page:

==Projects in Legislative Use==
*[http://liquidfeedback.org Liquid Feedback] is the platform that
catapulted the [http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/26/fed-
up-with-politics-join-the-pirate-party/ Piratenpartei] into the state
parliament of Berlin and has her at 7-10% in recent national polls.
It's a solid implementation of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Schulze_method Schulze method] combined with proxy voting. Open source
of course. Concerning the validity we use physical identification with
testimonies and organize that in form of an association or political
party. See http://piratenpad.de/occuliquid for more.

The issue is that we have to keep these experiments small until we develop
a trust network to ensure the validity of the voting process.

Yes, that's a crucial point that we were thinking of addressing by
requiring
testimonies and legal constructs like associations, but a trust
network based on photography might work, too. How do you ensure a
person doesn't subscribe twice using two pictures of herself and two
social groups to vouch for her, like one in Oakland and another in
Paris? You have to take nationality etc into account, right?

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