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This is an informal sign up for Open Source Party. We are currently organizing our charter to become an official legal political party with national, state and local chapters.

If you would like to engage in the process of organizing the charter and other aspects of building the ground floor of the party and the movement, please let us know about it here. And please let us know if you have activist or political experience.

The Open Source Party is a political movement that derives both inspiration and methods from Open Source software principles. The fundamental Open Source principles as they apply to this party, where laws, policies, and political processes are seen as a body of code, are:

  • Transparency: the code, and any changes to the code, are visible and understandable.
  • The code is accessible and modifiable.
  • Inclusion: anyone can access the code and propose modifications, which may be accepted by democratic consensus, or by executive decision in a framework decided democratically
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    Ben Goertzel from Hong Kong wrote on September 29, 2015:
    Great to see the OS Party picking up steam! A great idea whose time will come, and hopefully now 😉 ... let's make it happen! An open world is by far the most viable path forward for humanity...
    Great to see the OS Party picking up steam! A great idea whose time will come, and hopefully now 😉 ... let's make it happen! An open world is by far the most viable path forward for humanity...
    Noah Django Gross from Atlanta wrote on September 27, 2015:
    Thank you. I have been waiting. The candidates that participate in this structure are the candidates I will vote for.
    Thank you. I have been waiting. The candidates that participate in this structure are the candidates I will vote for.
    Roger from Salisbury wrote on September 27, 2015:
    Interesting - hoping that new decision structures like holacracy are also being considered to reduce the impact of both money and privilege
    Interesting - hoping that new decision structures like holacracy are also being considered to reduce the impact of both money and privilege
    a wilson from Philadelphia wrote on September 26, 2015:
    Curious and supportive
    Curious and supportive
    Jaron from Zanesville wrote on September 26, 2015:
    It really must be a controller of chaos and a unitor of commonality. The trick is engaging a population that is as disconnected as they are brain dead. I believe it is possible. I am a seed planter in the minds of all. We truly will reap what we have sown.
    It really must be a controller of chaos and a unitor of commonality. The trick is engaging a population that is as disconnected as they are brain dead. I believe it is possible. I am a seed planter in the minds of all. We truly will reap what we have sown.
    Phil Wolff from Ferndale, WA, USA wrote on September 25, 2015:
    It's time we git democracy, politics, and government.
    It's time we git democracy, politics, and government.
    Anthony DeMeo from Atlanta wrote on September 25, 2015:
    Aspirations for direct democracy to be considered: 1. Get Money out of political campaigning. People should be valued on the merit and pragmatism of their platform, not printable currency. 2. A free Application to provide people notifications (information on candidates, laws, dates of votes, locations of voter booths, etc.) on any local or national votes while we transition towards a more free and open techno-democracy. 3. The absolute abolishing of sectarian political parties. Confront the issue, political parties are self defeating concepts of increasingly despotic movements towards corporatized governance. 4. Eliminate corporatized government through preventative legislation. Those are my main concerns for the future of the United States. Thank you for your efforts and keep up the good work. I'll leave you with some words from my first American relative, my 9th great grandfather John Adams. "Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it."
    Aspirations for direct democracy to be considered: 1. Get Money out of political campaigning. People should be valued on the merit and pragmatism of their platform, not printable currency. 2. A free Application to provide people notifications (information on candidates, laws, dates of votes, locations of voter booths, etc.) on any local or national votes while we transition towards a more free and open techno-democracy. 3. The absolute abolishing of sectarian political parties. Confront the issue, political parties are self defeating concepts of increasingly despotic movements towards corporatized governance. 4. Eliminate corporatized government through preventative legislation. Those are my main concerns for the future of the United States. Thank you for your efforts and keep up the good work. I'll leave you with some words from my first American relative, my 9th great grandfather John Adams. "Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it."
    Terry Miller from Louisville wrote on September 25, 2015:
    I am curious
    I am curious
    Pamela Deering from Alameda wrote on September 25, 2015:
    I'm in. If this idea succeeds, I hope that everyone will remember what happened with the Diebold voting machines (massive vote stealing), and also thinks about corporate trolling (paying people to post in their favor), to make sure that we wind up with some VERY good safeguards against this kind of sabotage and subversion.
    I'm in. If this idea succeeds, I hope that everyone will remember what happened with the Diebold voting machines (massive vote stealing), and also thinks about corporate trolling (paying people to post in their favor), to make sure that we wind up with some VERY good safeguards against this kind of sabotage and subversion.
    Clint from Tahlequah wrote on September 25, 2015:
    This is my perspective and I hope you will give it some thought. To me this is the beginning a real hope and a true "solution" that does not depend as so many do on "faith" be it in God or "faith" that somehow correct thought or correct actions of enough people will create a critical mass that turns back a history of humanity which in my mind is defined by war. Years ago I saw an article on Collective intelligence. In the article they pitted 6-8 normal persons against an MIT grad with a high 145 IQ in a contest of reasoning. The 6-8 normal persons won. We as humans are behind our technology and it is dangerous in many ways. The sciences of reason and logic (epistemology) were created thousands of years ago. They just did not have computer software and the internet. So how could they really succeed? The real root problem today is that everyone has their own viewpoint and perception of the world unique to them. Yes these can be political, cultural, or societal. Yet at the base of all this the individual has for the most part his own mind. Think of the mind... Read more
    This is my perspective and I hope you will give it some thought. To me this is the beginning a real hope and a true "solution" that does not depend as so many do on "faith" be it in God or "faith" that somehow correct thought or correct actions of enough people will create a critical mass that turns back a history of humanity which in my mind is defined by war. Years ago I saw an article on Collective intelligence. In the article they pitted 6-8 normal persons against an MIT grad with a high 145 IQ in a contest of reasoning. The 6-8 normal persons won. We as humans are behind our technology and it is dangerous in many ways. The sciences of reason and logic (epistemology) were created thousands of years ago. They just did not have computer software and the internet. So how could they really succeed? The real root problem today is that everyone has their own viewpoint and perception of the world unique to them. Yes these can be political, cultural, or societal. Yet at the base of all this the individual has for the most part his own mind. Think of the mind or brain as a computer. it digest information and forms perceptions upon which to base the conclusions or stances of the individual. 1. Permanence -a platform such as this here 24/7/365 it does not become yesterdays news or dusty on a bookshelf. It is always accessible, verifiable, transparent, a work in progress defining the limits of reason and logic. It will encompass refine all perspectives. 2 Anonymity - what is put force, (the proposition) is nameless and faceless. What you have to say will not be discounted because of your race, age, appearance, nationality, affiliation, etc. Likewise wearing a suit, smiling, winning over people will not apply. Background music will not boost your argument. The conclusion will belong to "Humanity" not an individual or group of individuals. I could go on but I don't want to be rude. I hope you will consider your reasoning if you discount my perspective. I hope it will get you to think. I in honest see the core, root problem as simply the brains (computers) of millions of people as being "out of sync" rational and logic do not naturally flow from one person to the next. It is not that they don't exist. I believe everyone has "reasons" for why they believe what they do. Fallacies rule the world at present. Buy a book on fallacies and see how many you can find in the media, in conversati0n etc. Now you will see the problem . Through in human greed and selfishness and fear -Chaos. Perhaps not a chaos we will survive if we do not find a real "solution"
    Rebia Martin from Knoxville wrote on September 25, 2015:
    Here is my proposal: In my limited experience with algebra; I learned that 'any' problem can be solved with the proper equation. It got me to thinking about our problems, and here is what I came up with. (=civil duties=metaphoric social security= rights to land and resources=) The equal signs on both ends amount to the fact that not everyone can perform 'civic duties', such as handicap, elderly, and orphans. The commitment of your 'civic duties' should give you 'metaphoric social security' which is the 'rights to land and resources'. Civic duties are the things that YOU need to do everyday or so to sustain yourself properly and otherwise what you can do for others besides that. I call it 'metaphoric social security' because although it has nothing to do with money, it should be considered enough to secure your rights. The 'rights to land and resources' gives a person/family the ability to sustain without representation. Of course, I am talking about the abolition of money and a complete redistribution of the worlds' resources, but I think that this is what is right. It may take a while, but I do believe that after all is said and done, this... Read more
    Here is my proposal: In my limited experience with algebra; I learned that 'any' problem can be solved with the proper equation. It got me to thinking about our problems, and here is what I came up with. (=civil duties=metaphoric social security= rights to land and resources=) The equal signs on both ends amount to the fact that not everyone can perform 'civic duties', such as handicap, elderly, and orphans. The commitment of your 'civic duties' should give you 'metaphoric social security' which is the 'rights to land and resources'. Civic duties are the things that YOU need to do everyday or so to sustain yourself properly and otherwise what you can do for others besides that. I call it 'metaphoric social security' because although it has nothing to do with money, it should be considered enough to secure your rights. The 'rights to land and resources' gives a person/family the ability to sustain without representation. Of course, I am talking about the abolition of money and a complete redistribution of the worlds' resources, but I think that this is what is right. It may take a while, but I do believe that after all is said and done, this will be the ultimate outcome of a peaceful society.
    betsy McCutcheon from Austin wrote on September 25, 2015:
    Immense gratitude to the collaborators making in actuality this idea into possibility!
    Immense gratitude to the collaborators making in actuality this idea into possibility!
    Chad from Oklahom City wrote on September 25, 2015:
    Amazing ideas!
    Amazing ideas!
    DJ from Athens wrote on September 25, 2015:
    Sounds vague but workable
    Sounds vague but workable
    Michael Mayer from St. Paul wrote on September 24, 2015:
    This is a really interesting idea. I'm looking forward to participating and seeing how this grows!
    This is a really interesting idea. I'm looking forward to participating and seeing how this grows!
    Tony wrote on September 24, 2015:
    Excellent
    Excellent
    Betsy Isaacson from New York, NY wrote on September 24, 2015:
    Hola!
    Hola!
    James Stuckey Weber from Goshen, IN wrote on September 24, 2015:
    Great!
    Great!
    Mitar from Berkeley wrote on September 24, 2015:
    Interesting.
    Interesting.
    Tim Ziegler from Austin wrote on September 24, 2015:
    Seeking more crowd and less mob. Let's open this thing up!
    Seeking more crowd and less mob. Let's open this thing up!