Milestone 8 sanjosespartans Foundation4

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Submission template for Milestone 8. Create similar one's for all four foundations, each foundation will have its own page. All four pages needs to be submitted to meteor voting+commenting website.

Foundation 4: Open governance

žIs it direct voting on everything? Or representative democracy?

Answer :

1. Open Source Government advocates intellectual link between principles of Open Source and open-content movements and basic democratic principles. With the objective of enabling ordinary citizens to contribute directly to formation of policy ,open-source governance theoretically provides a more direct means to affect change than periodic elections.

2. In developing countries it is applicable in frameworks of popular consultations ,election monitoring ,constitution drafting processes or anywhere where it ensures that voices of diverse ethnic ,political and minority groups are heard. Crowdsourcing has string impact in developing countries ,whether applied to crisis and tactical mapping, tracking and reporting on, or coordinating relief efforts in context of natural disaster . By providing visualizations and monitoring implementation of relief and recovery efforts allowing for wide dissemination of weather and crop market price information etc. crowd funding can be applied in multiple ways within context of international development.

3. Improving Governance – Availability and interoperability of communication tools makes it increasingly hard to keep information secret. Crowdsourcing is increasingly viewed as a core mechanism of new systematic approaches to governance addressing the highly complex ,global and dynamic challenges of climate change, poverty, armed conflict and other crisis.

How exactly will this work?Can the research group have a hand here?

If there are changes that require engineering effort, who executes that? Us? Other volunteers?