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Programmers around the world collaborate on mission critical systems like Linux using democratic/distributed version control Git.
Why not have our legislation and contracts drawn up the same way? If Mayor Bloomberg can go to coding school, maybe all legislators can learn Git and we can diff who is adding what to these mission-critical documents.
Watch Clay Shirky on this -
A Kickstarter where micro-projects (projects of less than $20k), seeded from the backlogs of City agencies, are published. Civic Hackers, Students, Researchers, Independent contractors can then "bid" on these projects. This not only saves money (the traditional RFP process introduces too much overhead and automatically eliminates people who are not familiar with it), it also seeds the Civic Innovation ecosystem. ...more »