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Validating Voters For Open Source Governance, In Person 214

An anonymous reader writes "As we (very gradually) move away from feudal, leader-based forms of governance to collaborative and open source governance, some interesting new issues arise. The biggest is usually user authentication: how can we avoid sock-puppets and spammers from overtaking the voting process? Enter the concept of the streetwiki, an ingenious system for having humans validate their physical neighbors. Bleeding-edge social organization meets ancient validation protocol."
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Validating Voters For Open Source Governance, In Person

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 11, 2012 @08:21PM (#40960939)

    But I do my best to avoid them, they're terrible people!

  • by gd2shoe ( 747932 ) on Saturday August 11, 2012 @09:25PM (#40961225) Journal

    Oh it has nothing to do with identity. It has to do with politics.

    It's truly unfortunate, but the word "racist" has developed two distinct and separate definitions. Only one of them has anything to do with race.

    Racist (n)
    1) Someone who unfairly dislikes or discriminates based on race. May or may not be a white male discriminating against a black person. May be a black person discriminating against a mexican national, for example.
    2) A republican, or someone of republican leanings.

    Do note how the Republicans started to co-opt the tea-party movement, and immediately there were accusations of racism. This is, of course, by definition.

    (end sarcasm)

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