[kictanet] Software for improved governance and reproducible science

Benson Muite benson_muite at emailplus.org
Fri Feb 11 08:28:43 EAT 2022

On 2/2/22 12:53 PM, Bonface M. K wrote:
> Benson Muite via KICTANet
> <kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke> anaandika:
>> FOSDEM'22 is an online conference this coming weekend. Some talks that
>> may be interesting to listers are:
>> The public code devroom:
>> https://fosdem.org/2022/schedule/track/public_code/
>> includes a talk on an open source governance platform,
>> https://decidim.org/ which is used by the city of Barcelona.  A similar
>> platform https://consulproject.org/en originally developed for Madrid is
>> also used in Mogadishu.'
>> The legal and policies devroom
>> https://fosdem.org/2022/schedule/track/legal_and_policy_issues/
>> includes a talk on the proposed European Digital markets act. A related
>> talk on Digital sovereignty
>> https://fosdem.org/2022/schedule/event/misc_europe/
>> The community devroom includes a talk on OpenScienceKE:
>> https://fosdem.org/2022/schedule/event/community_open_science/
> This one will be interesting too:
> <https://fosdem.org/2022/schedule/track/declarative_and_minimalistic_computing/>
Decidim seems to be used to increase citizen participation. In France, 
it is used for petitions to the National Assembly:

Maybe this would be useful here as well, as a complement to "meet the 
people tours".

In Barcelona, it is used for participatory budgeting.  Maybe this is 
something that local city councils could use.

Would listers be willing to try out such platforms?  As an example, one 
could cost effectively collect information on what features should be in 

These can be locally hosted and allow growing the community of high 
integrity IT professionals with data control expertise.

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