Prototyping the Whole of E-Democracy
In prototyping the whole of e-democracy we aim to develop all essential facilities and core competences, in order to produce
a first functional toolset. Although other toolsets have been developed in the past, none of them was ever functional for
purposes of e-democracy, because none of them met the overall requirements. Mark Murphy was perhaps the first to address the
overall requirements in his “killer app” essay, and the present plan attempts to address them practice.
Votorola is software for building consensus and reaching decisions in public. Installed in a local town or region, nationwide
or worldwide, it functions both as a primary electoral system for nominating candidates, and a primary rule-making system
for voting up laws, plans and policies. The technical backbone is a peer-to-peer voting mechanism that allows for recursive
delegation and continuous vote shifting. This core-component is designed to be easily interfaceable with other components
like discussionboards, collaborative drafting media, authentication tools, statitistic analysis tools etc. A voter list authentication
through a neighbourhood trust network is already build in. http://u.zelea.com/w/User:ThomasvonderElbe_GmxDe/G/p/vohall
- Michael Allan: I develop software for Votorola, and I administer the reference server and this wiki. For contact details and other information,
please visit my personal site at http://zelea.com/.
- Thomas von der Elbe: I function as a project coordinator for Votorola. Any help in this field would be very much appreciated.