International Open Source Party Wiki

Liberty, Democracy, Transparency!

Welcome to the wiki for the Open Source Party. This is an exploratory net-roots campaign to re-envision the world political system and government as an open source exercise in democracy rather than what it has become -- to a large extent, an oligarchy of the super-rich, and a playground for mega-corporations aimed at optimizing goals other than human good. See R.U. Sirius's article in H+ Magazine for more information:

Right now the Open Source Party is at an early stage of development -- if you have questions or if you'd like to get involved, please join our Google Group and let's discuss.

See also our in-progress pages on Open Source Party Principles, and Open Source Party Platform (describing a few issues we see as in desperate need of an open source approach).

Also, you may join our Facebook group if you wish!

The concept of open source politics is not entirely new, for a  little background see the Open Source Governance page on that great open resource, Wikipedia.  But the concept has never really come to much of anything before.  With your help, this time we can really make it work -- and this can really make a difference for the world.

Among other open issues, there is currently some discussion on whether Open Source Party is the optimal name for our endeavor -- see the Help Us Settle on a Name page, and join the Google Group for discussion.


  • Why this site is a Wiki... According to Linus's law, "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow." Let's be brutally honest, other "mainstream" political parties suffer from their cathedral approach to organisation. Party lines ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2011, 11:48 PM by Trevor Tomesh
  • Welcome to the Open Source Party! Check this space for news and updates about our endeavor as it develops, or join our Google Group at
    Posted Mar 8, 2011, 6:16 PM by Benjamin Goertzel
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