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Fri Sep 21 18:59:28 EDT 2012

Hey Mike,

I found the claims about leadership unnecessarily bold and tried to open the 
perspective on our applications as well as the consensual universal aspect 
while keeping your practical emphasis on public voting infrastructure as well 
as adding the grassroots economical aspect (making clear that we implement 
practical hands-on technology already and not something depending on the 
official political institutions or processes).

We don't know whether cooperatives or protest groups (or some crazy hackers) 
somewhere have found a better invention in the field (some solutions seem to 
be very local). Our competitors also might prove to be innovative. Anyway I 
see little substance in formulating the claim itself in this important text 
snippet, people can directly see the inventions below the introduction and I 
think they speak for themselves (esp. once staged) in this very sense.  For 
the concept of our software, which needs to be used to prove the benefits of 
the inventions (outreach, ovn, harvesting diff-urls), I would stress the 
practical applications for each individual user/voter.
I could imagine adding a sentence or two to the introduction about the 
openness of OVN as a reflection and production on the consensual and 
emancipative approach we take. The 'non-exclusive' references that already. 
This might be too much though. 
Besides these textual changes it might be nice to add footnotes to the 
implicitly mentioned inventions in the introduction to give a quick jumping 
point to make the connection to the actual code clearer.

Thomas what do you think?



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