This project started as White House 2, where we imagined how the White House could work if it was run completely democratically by thousands of people over the internet. It’s coded with Ruby on Rails 2.3.2, and released under the MIT License, the same as Ruby on Rails.
This code is no longer
... [More] maintained, but there is an excellent fork called Open Active Democracy from @rbjarnason [Less]
A groupware for citizen. AgoraKit is a web based open source groupware for citizens initiatives. By creating collaborative groups, people can discuss, organize events, store files and keep everyone updated when needed. AgoraKit is a forum, agenda, file manager and email notifier.
... [More] communication, decision making, membership, files and events. Flexible email notifications per group, per user preferences. Most of the time no admin is involved in the process as we try to keep it as horizontal as possible.
In other words : an organized Facebook for the paranoid inside any of us. [Less]
Consul - Open Government and E-Participation Web Software
Consul is the most comprehensive digital tool for citizen participation, enabling an open, transparent and democratic government.
Over 50 institutions around the world jointly developed the platform. They share and exchange experiences
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practices and knowledge. With their input, Consul is constantly expanding and improving.
It´s an open software platform so any institution can use and modify it as they see fit, for free. [Less]
Citizen WaterIntroductionCitizen Water is a global water quality, treatment, and sanitation map written using Python and the Django web application framework. This project sits at the intersection of science, activism, ICT4D, citizen science, health, and development.
Wanted:Still looking for
... [More] people with the following skills/interests, in particular:
data visualization scientific uses of open mapping platforms creating mapping/GIS services web interface UI web application development (Django / Python) cell phone application development ...and more
System ExplanationMore generally, WatMap is a distributed, low-cost, and easy-to-understand system for helping communities around the world understand their water quality, treatment options available if problems are found, organizations and experts to contact to improve or treat their water sources, as well as general information on water problems and what they mean for human health. Similarly, this system will raise awareness of water quality and sanitation around the world--both in rural and city areas alike--as well as provide data for those seeking to implement treatment solutions for those in need.
Water Quality Testing in the WorldMethods to measure and map global drinking water quality have, until now, required technical training and sophisticated infrastructure, which millions lack. The Worldwide Water Quality and Sanitation Map (WatMap) is a potentially revolutionary open-source geo-tagged database and education suite designed to breach this barrier. It empowers communities to test the quality of their water resources using our simple and easily accessible test kits. Its interactive database then helps communities access appropriate infrastructure by connecting them with the necessary resources. The data compiled by WatMap indicates potential regions of water-related health concerns and thus has significant implications for both policy and scholarly research. Finally, WatMap encourages innovations in the arena of water and sanitation by enabling researchers to query for regional water quality parameters to serve as guidelines for the development and implementation of locally-targeted intervention technologies. [Less]
Open source Web tool to serve for the online data collection of citizens supporting a given initiative, as outlined by the European Citizens' Initiative regulation rules and recommendations. The application will enable the organisers and fellow citizens to support a given initiative in a more
... [More] efficient manner as opposed to paper forms. The tool will also streamline both data collection and verification by the competent authorities. [Less]