Thinking about using the social web to do democratic things…..

Open source – or “Why have we done all that work and then given it away”

We (that’s the Public-i ‘we’ not a royal one) have recently put our ePetitions software into an open source repository (full details on this can be found here). I know this is a little off topic for this blog but I wanted to comment on it as I get asked why we did this fairly often (both from clients and from shareholders!) and I thought it would be useful (for me at least) to answer that...

UK Petitioning cluster meeting – in fact a cluster muster with lustre!

Europetitions update We had the second meeting of the UK ePetitioning cluster for the Europetition project this week – and who can fail to have enjoyed a meeting with a group of people who are prepared to work the word lustre into an EU project meeting?? The aim with the cluster is to get a group of Council’s using petitioning at a local level and to share best practice and ideas throughout the cluster....

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