Sign Up for the Open Source Party

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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    Joe Flatley from Pittsburgh, PA wrote on September 23, 2015:
    Pittsburgh in the house!
    Pittsburgh in the house!
    Jake Dunagan from Austin wrote on September 23, 2015:
    Aloha, y'all. Here's to designing better governments, and brighter futures.
    Aloha, y'all. Here's to designing better governments, and brighter futures.
    Robert Conger from BROOKLYN wrote on September 23, 2015:
    Can you also improve Blender render times? I jest... count me in!
    Can you also improve Blender render times? I jest... count me in!
    Mars from Austin wrote on September 23, 2015:
    How may I help?! I am a filmmaker. Let's get some visual media going!
    How may I help?! I am a filmmaker. Let's get some visual media going!
    Cortney Easterwood from Austin wrote on September 23, 2015:
    I'm in! and fascinated
    I'm in! and fascinated
    Satur9 from Leeds wrote on September 23, 2015:
    UK here, watching and learning...
    UK here, watching and learning...
    Ryan Asbert from Seattle, WA wrote on September 23, 2015:
    Count me in.
    Count me in.
    Sam Rose from Lansing,MI wrote on September 23, 2015:
    I work on applying open source technologies to local economies. Open source governance is one of the missing pieces of the puzzle.
    I work on applying open source technologies to local economies. Open source governance is one of the missing pieces of the puzzle.
    John Aubuchon from Moorpark wrote on September 23, 2015:
    We should be entitled ownership of our own personal data on all platforms and be allowed to sell it at our own price.
    We should be entitled ownership of our own personal data on all platforms and be allowed to sell it at our own price.
    Bob Gimlich from Brighton, MA wrote on September 23, 2015:
    Let's Go!
    Let's Go!
    Greg Smela from Cornwall, VT wrote on September 23, 2015:
    Great idea. I've already parked OpenSourceVT.org as a domain I plan to use to support FOSS in this state. As for political experience... I'm routinely ignored by local politicians when I try to point out obvious violations of common sense. Does that count?
    Great idea. I've already parked OpenSourceVT.org as a domain I plan to use to support FOSS in this state. As for political experience... I'm routinely ignored by local politicians when I try to point out obvious violations of common sense. Does that count?
    Paul Brookes from Rochester NY wrote on September 23, 2015:
    Love it! Time to bring what been happening in science and other fields, to the political arena.
    Love it! Time to bring what been happening in science and other fields, to the political arena.
    Chris Larson from Austin wrote on September 23, 2015:
    I'm just this guy, you know?
    I'm just this guy, you know?
    Lane Rasberry from Seattle, Washington wrote on September 23, 2015:
    Open Source Party for freedom!
    Open Source Party for freedom!
    Bryan Randolph Bruns from Santa Rosa Beach FL wrote on September 22, 2015:
    Great initiative to open up access to crafting rules. I'd suggest adding options for acceptance by referendum, or through legislation by representatives.
    Great initiative to open up access to crafting rules. I'd suggest adding options for acceptance by referendum, or through legislation by representatives.
    Jack William Bell from Darrington WA wrote on September 22, 2015:
    I'd love for there to be a serious alternative to the Demicans and Repubocrats. I seriously support the ideals of transparency and inclusion . . . But . . . I fear the greatest impact will come from forming a PAC and not a true party working at all political levels for real change. That said? I'm willing to give it a shot and help build something new. Yet I fear the first thing we'll have to build will be the most difficult construct of all: consensus.
    I'd love for there to be a serious alternative to the Demicans and Repubocrats. I seriously support the ideals of transparency and inclusion . . . But . . . I fear the greatest impact will come from forming a PAC and not a true party working at all political levels for real change. That said? I'm willing to give it a shot and help build something new. Yet I fear the first thing we'll have to build will be the most difficult construct of all: consensus.
    Rodrigo Arcaya from Miami wrote on September 22, 2015:
    Hello everyone!
    Hello everyone!
    Hank Pellissier from Oakland wrote on September 20, 2015:
    Transparency ! Inclusion ! Just what I am looking for
    Transparency ! Inclusion ! Just what I am looking for
    Paul Hartzog from Asheville wrote on September 19, 2015:
    I am the author of "The Success of Openness". Google it. Srsly. 🙂
    I am the author of "The Success of Openness". Google it. Srsly. 🙂
    Britt Blaser from Bethesda MD wrote on August 15, 2015:
    Hi Krist & Jon! I want to intro you to some Seattle folks.
    Hi Krist & Jon! I want to intro you to some Seattle folks.