Software for democratic decision making, quickly reviewed

Some notes taken on the first meeting of the socialswarm people.

Oh and BTW, we take only open source into account. Who'd ever like to use a closed source voting system?


Written by Mako & co @ MIT

Liquid Feedback

Written by Pirates, used to win the Berlin city counsel elections


used on:


20:59  <lynX> what i dont like about adhocracy is superficial: 1. it includes google scripts
21:00  <lynX> 2. people turn off delegations just so they dont need to worry about user registration
21:46  <codethief> lynx: but we're not here for trying out *liquid* democracy. we're here for decision making.
21:48  <lynX> ct: ack, delegations may not be needed for this job

now, keep the flame up! :^D

About the Schulze method

The Schulze method is a preferential voting system. It is based on the Condorcet method but includes a set of methods for resolving "circular" defeats.

The Schulze method is also known as Schwartz Sequential Dropping (SSD), Cloneproof Schwartz Sequential Dropping (CSSD), Beatpath Method, Beatpath Winner, Path Voting, and Path Winner.