Sovereign

Peer to peer democracy.

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Sovereign.app

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Sovereign is a decentralized governance platform for small & large organizations.

See our 🇫🇷 Paris 2016 conference presentation.

Features:

Roadmap:

Release:

version 0.1.0

📃 Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

  • Article 2:

    Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

  • Article 19:

    Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

  • Article 20:

    1. Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
    2. No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
  • Article 21:

    1. Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
    2. Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.
    3. The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

Built for personal sovereignty .

Setup

  1. Install Framework

    On Linux & MacOS, load a terminal and type:

    $ curl https://install.meteor.com/ | sh

    This will setup Meteor (including Node and Mongo if necessary).

    Note: Windows users must download installer.

  2. Clone Repository

    $ git clone https://github.com/DemocracyEarth/sovereign.git
    $ cd sovereign
  3. Install Dependencies

    if you have npm installed, type:

    $ npm install

    if you only have meteor, type:

    $ meteor npm install
  4. Run App

    While in repository directory type:

    $ meteor npm run start:dev

    Load browser and go to http://localhost:3000/ 🔥

    Note: For production deploys you should use:
    $ meteor npm run start check production/settings.json file to config your keys.

  5. Start a Revolution

    Persuade members of any organization you belong to try sovereign governance. Tell us about it so we can learn from the experience and improve our work.

    Note: To begin a movement check our paper How to start a Net Party.

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Demos

Implementations:

Note: Live deploy coming soon.

Specifications

Built on Meteor version 1.4.2

Designed with Webflow.

Check our documentation for technical reference.

Supported Browsers:

IE / EdgeEdge ChromeChrome SafariSafari iOSiOS AndroidAndroid
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Contribute

Sovereign is a free & open source project.

Check our contributors list and look for available tasks in the to do list to join.

Also you can find our projects and tasks in the project area

If you want to collaborate with pull requests(features, fixes, issues, projects), please follow our contributing steps.

Backers:

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Support our work with Bitcoin & other cryptocurrencies:

Manifesto

📃 A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace:

Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.

We have no elected government, nor are we likely to have one, so I address you with no greater authority than that with which liberty itself always speaks. I declare the planetary social space we are building to be naturally independent of the tyrannies you seek to impose on us. You have no moral right to rule us nor do you possess any methods of enforcement we have true reason to fear.

Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. You have neither solicited nor received ours. We did not invite you. You do not know us, nor do you know our world. Cyberspace does not lie within your borders. Do not think that you can build it, as though it were a public construction project. You cannot. It is an act of nature and it grows itself through our collective actions.

You have not engaged in our great and gathering conversation, nor did you create the wealth of our marketplaces. You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions.

You claim there are problems among us that you need to solve. You use this claim as an excuse to invade our precincts. Many of these problems don't exist. Where there are real conflicts, where there are wrongs, we will identify them and address them by our means. We are forming our own Social Contract. This governance will arise according to the conditions of our world, not yours. Our world is different.

Cyberspace consists of transactions, relationships, and thought itself, arrayed like a standing wave in the web of our communications. Ours is a world that is both everywhere and nowhere, but it is not where bodies live.

We are creating a world that all may enter without privilege or prejudice accorded by race, economic power, military force, or station of birth.

We are creating a world where anyone, anywhere may express his or her beliefs, no matter how singular, without fear of being coerced into silence or conformity.

Your legal concepts of property, expression, identity, movement, and context do not apply to us. They are all based on matter, and there is no matter here.

Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot obtain order by physical coercion. We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge. Our identities may be distributed across many of your jurisdictions. The only law that all our constituent cultures would generally recognize is the Golden Rule. We hope we will be able to build our particular solutions on that basis. But we cannot accept the solutions you are attempting to impose.

In the United States, you have today created a law, the Telecommunications Reform Act, which repudiates your own Constitution and insults the dreams of Jefferson, Washington, Mill, Madison, DeToqueville, and Brandeis. These dreams must now be born anew in us.

You are terrified of your own children, since they are natives in a world where you will always be immigrants. Because you fear them, you entrust your bureaucracies with the parental responsibilities you are too cowardly to confront yourselves. In our world, all the sentiments and expressions of humanity, from the debasing to the angelic, are parts of a seamless whole, the planetary conversation of bits. We cannot separate the air that chokes from the air upon which wings beat.

In China, Germany, France, Russia, Singapore, Italy and the United States, you are trying to ward off the virus of liberty by erecting guard posts at the frontiers of Cyberspace. These may keep out the contagion for a small time, but they will not work in a world that will soon be blanketed in bit-bearing media.

Your increasingly obsolete information industries would perpetuate themselves by proposing laws, in America and elsewhere, that claim to own speech itself throughout the world. These laws would declare ideas to be another industrial product, no more noble than pig iron. In our world, whatever the human mind may create can be reproduced and distributed infinitely at no cost. The planetary conveyance of thought no longer requires your factories to accomplish.

These increasingly hostile and colonial measures place us in the same position as those previous lovers of freedom and self-determination who had to reject the authorities of distant, uninformed powers. We must declare our virtual selves immune to your sovereignty, even as we continue to consent to your rule over our bodies. We will spread ourselves across the Planet so that no one can arrest our thoughts.

We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before.

John Perry Barlow. 🇨🇭 Davos (February 8, 1996).

About

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License

This software is under an MIT License. Some rights reserved, 2016 Democracy Earth Foundation.