Today the Public Software Group published the software LiquidFeedback 3.1. LiquidFeedback is a software for proposition development and decision making using the internet and allowing large scale groups to develop and decide on propositions in a fair democractic process. The most significant innovation of version 3.1 is the possible integration of revision control systems as first described by Björn Swierczek in Summer 2015 in the paper “Democratic File Revision Control with LiquidFeedback”.
The Office of the High Commissioner for Peace (OACP) to the Colombian government has invited Andreas Nitsche, Board Member of Interaktive Demokratie e. V. - Association for Interactive Democracy to attend the conference “Conectados por la Paz” in Bogotá, Colombia on August 5, 2015. Public officials and advisors from different agencies of the national government and members of civil society organizations, examined the role that ICT could play in the promotion of citizen engagement during the implementation of the agreements that result from the current peace negotiations between the Colombian Government and the FARC.
Björn Swierczek, co-developer of the open source software LiquidFeedback, is presenting a prototype of a new technology to the public today. It combines the concepts of LiquidFeedback with revision control systems, such as the software “Git” by the Linux developer Linus Torvalds.
Andreas Nitsche, Board Member of Interaktive Demokratie e. V. - Association for Interactive Democracy has been invited to represent LiquidFeedback at the CAPS2015 conference under the aegis of the European Commission and coordinated by Sigma Orionis. For the second time, leading Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS) gathered in Brussels, Belgium on July 7 and 8, 2015.
Just recently, Liquid Democracy enthusiasts suggested alternative delegation models different from the transitive delegations used in LiquidFeedback. These models are the so-called “preferential delegations” and also different hybrids combining the ideas of preferential and transitive delegations.
The Public Software Group e.V. continuously enhances LiquidFeedback as open-source software and publishes it free to be downloaded by any organization. Last summer, the current version 3.0 of the software was released. This provided significant improvements through a new self-explanatory user interface. Recent research results in algorithmics were also implemented.