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Following Hardt and Negri (Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire, 2004):

“One approach to understanding the democracy of the multitude [=masses] (…) is as an open-source society, that is, a society whose source code is revealed so that we can all work collaboratively to solve its bugs and create new, better social programs.”

Underneath this statement lies the question: What can be learned from the open source movements (Free Software Foundation and Open Source Initiative, see as well Berry, 2008) to create a better society?

Certainly a lot can be learned from the power of mass collaboration, which the “Us Now” describes really well in the field of government and Internet. See the documentary on their project webpage.

Other Open Source Principle might be interesting to look at, such as:

  • the radical transparency in each chain of the proces
  • the rough consensus-building rather than the king or presidents demands
  • …(?)
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