News 2015 

LiquidFeedback 3.1 for democratic software and product development

by Andreas Nitsche on December 14, 2015

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”.

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Association for Interactive Democracy (LiquidFeedback) in Bogotá, Colombia

by Axel Kistner on August 06, 2015

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.

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Democracy conquers software and product development as well as knowledge management

by Axel Kistner on July 28, 2015

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.

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LiquidFeedback joins CAPS 2015 at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium

by Axel Kistner on July 10, 2015

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.

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Liquid Democracy research: mathematical proof shows structural deficits of preferential delegations; LiquidFeedback not affected by findings

by Andreas Nitsche on March 28, 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.

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LiquidFeedback improves scalability for larger groups

by Björn Swierczek on March 25, 2015

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.

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