The Open Democracy Advice Center (ODAC) in South Africa will be using mySociety's Alaveteli software in their latest project - and, with a bit of match-making from mySociety, the preparation period has been rigorous. Alaveteli is our open source Freedom of Information platform. It underlies our own UK-based WhatDoTheyKnow, and right-to-know site around the world. Alaveteli sites make it easy for citizens to ask questions of those bodies who operate under Freedom of Information law and, significantly, they automatically publish all responses. This blog post discusses mySociety's collaboration with Open Democracy Advice Center (ODAC) and Stanford University's d.school on design thinking further.