| ||The Constitution and U.S. Code on GitHub|
32 points by laws on Sept 24, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 17 comments |
|We now have the technology to participate directly (if unofficially) on optimizing the U.S. Constitution and Code. Instead of interacting with the legal system politically, by supporting/opposing archaic human "representatives", let's be hackers and fork the laws. We could first gain an understanding of the legal environment, then beat congress at their own game. The U.S. Code is published every six years; the last ratified amendment to the Constitution was in 1992 (and it was proposed 202 years earlier!). Can we do to Congress what email did to the USPS?|
I don't have the time to get it started (plus I'm a total git n00b), but I wanted to throw the idea out there. Maybe others have done something similar, a cursory check on Google didn't return anything though. I registered this "laws" username on GitHub and created stub repos:
I'd be happy to hand over the account if somebody wants it. Anyone interested?
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