Look at the local e-democracy national project, how Britons can petition their prime minister, and now a speech by a conservative politician on Open Source Politics. I love his three pillars:
The first of these pillars is about equality - equality of information - or what Eric Schmidt, Chief Executive of Google, called "the democratisation of access to information" when he spoke to our Party Conference.
The second pillar of a new political settlement will be founded on new social networks.
The final pillar of this new political settlement is open source.
Last week I went to hear my friend Professor Jeff Sachs deliver the first Reith Lecture. He talked about open source politics.
Open source politics means rejecting the old monolithic top-down approach to decision-making.
It means throwing open the doors and listening to new ideas and new contributors.
It means harnessing the power of mass collaboration.
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