Making this quick and painless.
Today, supporters of two Indian political parties claimed to be the first political party to have crowd sourced manifestos. Aam Aadmi Party and Congress.
— Chinmay (@dchinmay) October 23, 2013
Novel, commendable initiative “Congress-first pol party to open up its manifesto-building process to public: incmanifesto.in #INCManifesto”
— Varad Pande (@ZenmasterVP) October 23, 2013
Just want to say that this is not true. I have no idea if it was the first, but to the best of my knowledge, it seems the Pirate Party of Sweden was the first party to have a crowd sourced manifesto.
A moment of irony, because if it had patented this political party manifesto making method, they would have had the fastest rising political party in India and the biggest political party in India using their intellectual property. :p
For those who don't know, Pirate Party believes that ideas must be free and holds copyright reform as among its core goals.