What is LiquidFeedback?
Online voting system (german & english) for Interactive Democracy, which is used by the Pirate Parties:
The basic idea is a democratic system in which most issues are decided (or strongly suggested to representatives) by direct referendum. Considering nobody has enough time and knowledge for every issue, votes can be delegated by topic. Furthermore delegations are transitive and can be revoked at any time. Liquid Democracy is sometimes referred to as Delegated or Proxy Voting. Our Aproach: Our implementation focuses on structured feedback and the voting process itself while leaving the means of discussion within an initiative (alliance or party as far as an issue is concerned) to the choice of a given initiative. Feedback: Structured feedback is intended to organize communication between an initiative and the voters. Initiatives shall get an idea how successful a proposition is likely to be and what to change in order to gain more support. Likewise voters can try to influence propositions by their feedback or instigate a new initiative with an own proposition if they so wish. Voting
For our implementation we picked the Schulze Method voting system which allows to select a winner based on preferences. We admit the Schulze Method is rather complex but simpler voting systems can't hold a candle to it when it comes to meeting certain criteria, in particular it is monotonic and clone independent. Implementation
The implementation of LiquidFeedback splits into two parts:
LiquidFeedback-Core (Backend) LiquidFeedback Frontend