Wednesday, March 07, 2007

A Good Idea

Today on Slashdot there has been a discussion of an idea I think is definitely a good one that should be implemented. The idea is that legislation should use a Version Control System to manage bills introduced and the amendments made to them.

This is a really good idea as at the moment there are too many instances of self serving or clandestine legislation being done (see here and here for but two examples, and pork barrelling n general). I've have written before that excessive amendments to bills is a bad idea, and these sort of actions reinforces those points. Having a publicly accessible record of who introduced what changes and when would be a valuable tool for the public to keep an eye on their elected representatives.

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