"The Wisdom Project combines the free exchange of open source
politics with discussion board and wiki technology to create an
idea development environment unlike any other. As founder Matthew
Ready says, 'Every internet forum is a type of think tank where
great ideas are expressed every day.' What is unique about the The
Wisdom Project is the sharp focus on identifying the most important
issues and the use of tools to help extract and refine the best
nuggets of wisdom from the open discussions. Ready says, 'I think
of the project as a 'wisdom machine'. Just as a cider press
extracts apple juice from raw pulp, our goal is to extract wisdom
from free and open dialogue.'
"The Open Source model inspired the Wisdom Project to operate in
fundamentally different ways than most modern think tanks. Unlike
most think tanks which are classic closed source 'invitation only'
systems, The Wisdom Project invites anyone and everyone to enter
their forums and present their arguments and solutions..."