Collaborative governance

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Collaborative governance is an emerging form of governance, based on Direct Democracy, supported by Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) -- like the Internet. The name of this concept is a rebrand of the computing-specific term Open source governance.

It enables any interested individual to collaborate in the creation/modication/deletion of policies and laws of a community. It is broadly inspired by the Free and Open source software (FOSS), which --through the availability of its source code-- liberally grants to the users the right to study and change its design. This way FOSS is

ocates the application of the philosophies of the open source and open content movements to democratic principles in order to enable any interested citizen to add to the creation of policy, as with a wiki document. Legislation is democratically opened to the general citizenry in this way, allowing policy development to benefit from the collected wisdom of the people as a whole.

Not only voting


It servers from modern concepts, that make Direct Democracy broader and slight different.



Participation is intended to be an every-day action,


Open source governance does not demand that every person participate in every decision. It simply allows people to participate as much or as little as they please in any decision in any community. It is thus expected that people will tend to channel themselves into specific areas of expertise and into specific communities. They will not be restricted to those areas, but they will have the opportunity to become "leaders" in those fields simply by their reputation Open