[Foundation-l] New project - wikicracy

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Fri Aug 10 15:37:04 UTC 2007

Thomas Dalton wrote:

>>I propose today to adapt wiki software (a few add-ons could do it) to create
>>a special wiki with the following main characteristics :
>>- Allow to build cooperative propositions
>>- Allow to vote on the propositions democratically
>I'm not sure those two characteristics work well together. Democracy
>can only decide between a finite number of discrete choices. A
>co-operative proposition building process is likely to end up with a
>large number of propositions without definite borders between them.
>Wikis are good for building consensus, not for managing a democracy.
That's a strange view of democracy. I see a collaborative process as 
being more democratic than a vote-based system.


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