From Metagovernment - Government of, by, and for all the people
There are a number of examples around the globe that should be studied for comparison in development of open source governance software.
The following projects may be of interest for particular methods they have developed for mass participation:
- Debatepedia — A Pro-Con debate wiki.
- DebatePoint — Deliberation tool for organizing arguments and formalizing consensus.
- Dell IdeaStorm — A site to tell Dell what new products or services you’d like to see Dell develop.
- Digg — Link submission and content sharing site.
- Evolver Open source social networking with ranking system.
- Facebook – Groups on Facebook are taking on elements of open governance.
- Hackerspace-os — A software project to manage hackspace-like communities.
- MyFootballClub — An English football team owned by participants in a website.
- Open company — A business run like an open source project.
- Slashdot — A news aggregator with a somewhat advanced scoring system.
- Stackoverflow - Programming Q&A interface with integrated reputation system.
- Taringa! — Link sharing social site with scoring system.
- Whuffie Bank - Non-profit site providing mechanism for a reputation economy.