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Hack the democracy with the Political Memory of la Quadrature du Net


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  • 1. Hack the democracy with the Political Memory of la Quadrature du Net Laurent Peuch September 25, 2012
  • 2. I think I’m supposed to present myself Me in a nutshell: Freesoftware dev La Quadrature du Net NURPA UrLab Neutrinet Chocolate and too many other things
  • 3. Introduction The Political Memory has 2 sides: Citizen Hacktivist
  • 4. Citizen side or why is it interesting for us?
  • 5. Citizen The Political Memory tries, for every elected representatives, to: be a political memory of their actions (on a certain subject) make it easier for citizens to understand how they are behaving increase the political cost of their decisions
  • 6. Citizen It does that by: tracking the vote of those representatives recording official positions taken by those representatives
  • 7. Citizen The vote part is the interesting one: voting recommendation to representatives (eg: by lqdn: vote against ACTA) + list of representatives with their actual votes = score on how well those recommendations have been followed If your opinion on defending Internet == LQDN’s opinion − > you can see who is representing you the best on defending Internet
  • 8. Citizen World Domination plan: get every citizen groups to use a political memory build an aggregator that allow everyone to see who is representing him the best build feeds of informations with this aggregator so everyone will be aware of what is happening also allowing everyone to get back into politics by decomplexifying it ... PROFIT
  • 9. Citizen Can you tell how well your representatives are actually representing you on subject X? Can you tell how they have voted? Can you tell if their public positions are coherent with their behavior? Do you have any way of being informed about that? This has to change.
  • 10. Citizen We are trying to do this: on the European Parliament a bit on the French Parliament on Fundamental Freedoms on the Internet on Net Neutrality
  • 11. Hacktivist
  • 12. The Political Memory is our main campaign tool. We act a lot at the European Parliament level with direct contact with eurodeputies We need informations about them to be able to act: their committees, office floors, phone # etc... Vote tracking && public opinions are also very valuable informations
  • 13. Hacktivist The Political Memory is build around that idea: A lot of listings: by committees, by floors, by total score, Filtering options of listings CSV export of listings Advanced search (WIP) Datavisualizations, especially on votes results
  • 14. Don’t forget our world domination plan!
  • 15. Details (Memopol is the nickname of the Political Memory) Code: Licence: aGPLv3+ We are looking for devs! It’s in python/django IRC: Me: brain@worlddomination Twitter: @brabram Thanks! Questions?