Well, as I do have a long-lasting interest in politics, as well as in computer technology, this particular class has inspired me to concoct this particular idea that combines law and open source in a potentially earth-shaking manner. This is what I was writing just a few minutes ago:
What is a government's source code?
Its all laws, statutes, ordinances, codes, and decrees which have been implemented by the government of a given political entity. In the case of any single municipality, it cosists of the following:
1. Constitution of the United States
2. Federal Statutes
3. Federal Administrative R&R
4. State Constitution
5. State Statutes
6. State Administrative R&R
7. Local (Municipal or County) Charter
8. Local Ordinances
9. Local Administrative R&R
10. Common or Case Law per Court System
Administrative R&R encompasses those rules and regulations which have been promulgated by nonelected governmental agencies which do not serve as components of either the executive, judicial, or legislative branches proper but are, and can be, appointed and created by those same branches in order to enforce the provisions of the government on all deemed levels of governance.
Thus, if all of these laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, statutes, resolutions, constitutions, charters, and so forth (updated as of the present time) are compiled into a single code of law and put forth to online public display, I am certain that we who seek secession for our own locales will be far more knowledgeable about how this nation is presently governed, and will be able to point out the flaws, holes, tatters, tears, and vulnerabilities which will not only show the inherent, ubiquitous fallacy of this Washington government, but will open the door for the further devolution of this less-than-desirable Union, thus ushering into our lifetime a new perception of the world, of ourselves, and of our governance. The law code of all levels, branches, and sectors of government, including the bodies of federal, state, and local defense and order, will be included.
I call this the "Open Source National Law Project" (OSNLP). Once this gets off the ground here in the United States, we hope to launch this project on an international scale, with each national project focusing on the public revelation of the complete code of law for each particular country and its more subsidiary entities.
All legal functions which may involve this project at any time or for any reason will be carried out for no charge or obligation and under a future GNU Free Legal Defense License.
What do you think?