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BetterMeans is giving birth to a new kind of company. An Open Enterprise.

More details can be found at and here

Getting started

  • git clone

  • bundle install

  • Rename database.yml.example to database.yml

  • Run rake db:create:all and rake db:schema:load

That's it. Now you're ready to change the world. Here's to making a dent in things together!

Dev notes

Platform workstream:

IRC: #bettermeans

mailinglist: (or build in workstream forum)


capybara-webkit depends on a WebKit implementation from Qt as explained in


You can find language specific translation groups at:

Known issues

Attachments doesn't work in dev environment

Logging in via the janrain plugin (e.g. google, twitter...etc) won't work in dev environment (if you need to work with this, drop me a message, there's an involved workaround)

License and legalese

Our codebase is based largely on an early fork of Redmine.

Redmine is open source and released under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2 (GPL). All redmine code is Copyright (C) 2006-2011 Jean-Philippe Lang All non-redmine code is Copyright (C) Shereef Bishay, and is dual-licensed: you may use either the GNU General Public License v2 (GPL), or the MIT License (see

Thanks for joining us! May our work be used for the greater good of everyone.