"Democracy is government by and for the people. That is hardly a definition, but it will do for a start. As a next step, I shall propose that a government is a democracy insofar as it tries to express the seven ideas of this book: freedom from tyranny, harmony, the rule of law, natural equality, citizen wisdom, reasoning without knowledge, and general education.”
All good principles for an innovation commons.
Read the book summary at http://illuminatedinnovant.blogspot.com/2007_06_10_archive.html