Cees de Groot
Wed, 16 May 2001 08:48:52 +0200
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> Some of you might find the following site interesting.
It's a fun experiment. Haven't visited for a long time, but it is something to
keep an eye on. (for people who don't know Advogato: it's a site where people
rate each other and some flow algorithm is used to create fair rankings -
Apprentice, Journeyman, Master - of the rated ones).
For the Jini community Dick Gabriel had the idea to use something vaguely
similar to this: proxy voting. One (wo)man, one vote, but you could transfer
your vote to someone you trust to make "the right decisions", and they could
transfer the whole blob to someone else they'd trust, etcetera. A chaordic
organization likes to exist of smaller organizations, and this would be a way
to endow each of these smaller clubs with their fair share of votes. It'd be
less static and clearer to follow than the Advogato thing, although one would
still need quite a bit of software to administer the whole setup (in a
reasonably secure fashion, of course).
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