Hello, my name is Pietro and I have been interested in Web 2.0 and e Government from some time now. I am also a member of Metagovernment, which is a group (now more like a hub of projects) of people interested in producing a web2.0 version of government. Most of us are dreaming a sort of collaborative-government, with no representatives at all, but with a distributed internet tool where laws are produced by the people directly.
As a partial step in this direction we are obviously very interested in every tool that can make the government more open, transparent and collaborative.
Now let me present the latest draft I wrote. There was some comment stating that 4 of the 5 principles were actually not principles at all. So I decided to divide the principles from what we are applying the principles to.
There were also some technicalities that although should not have space in a general Manifesto are important to ensure that the produced enhanced government are really as good as they can be.
I also inserted the idea that every action of the government should produced a poll that describes how much does the population agree with it. And I also inserted some comments from another metagovernment member, Giovani, about using when possible free and open software. Something which I too think is very important; especially in the light of all the recent accusations of cheats made where proprietary software was used to vote.
Please, read it, vote for it, and reuse what I wrote.