[EM] VoteFair Negotiation Tool now available as open-source software
electionmethods at votefair.org
Tue Mar 21 11:48:02 PDT 2017
The software that runs the www.NegotiationTool.com website is now
open-source available on GitHub at:
To see how this negotiation tool works, see the website at:
Why am I doing this? I've realized that the current progress from
single-mark ballots to 1-2-3 ballots and pairwise counting is so
extremely -- glacially -- slow that I figure I'll be dead before any
legislature, or parliament, or other decision-making organization
becomes interested in adopting a decision-making process that:
* Allows a parliament to operate without forming a ruling coalition (as
conveyed by one of the demos).
* Produces extremely fair decisions.
* Requires participants to think in new, non-obstructionistic, ways.
* Automates some of the work that professional negotiators and
* Reduces lawsuits (and therefore takes work away from lawyers/solicitors).
* Requires calculations that are far more complex than the ones used to
For convenience, the beginning of the README file appears below.
The subroutine named "sub_sort_proposals_overall.pl" contains the core
Questions? Please ask.
Author of "Ending The Hidden Unfairness In U.S. Elections"
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This software negotiation tool can be used to negotiate fair outcomes
for real-life situations such as:
* insurance settlements
* buyer-seller bargaining
* terms of employment
* contractor-homeowner disputes
* consultant-client contracts
* investment contracts
* divorce settlements
* marriage counseling agreements
* inheritance distributions
* landlord-tenant contracts
Notice that it handles both friendly and hostile situations.
It's designed to handle dozens of participants, yet it also can
accommodate just two people.
Using this negotiation tool primarily consists of adding proposals and
ranking those proposals. Whenever you request seeing the latest
suggested resolution, the latest results are immediately calculated.
The calculation method is based on VoteFair ranking, which is a voting
method explained at VoteFair.org and in the book "Ending The Hidden
Unfairness In U.S. Elections."
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