Loomio is a free and open-source web application that helps groups make better decisions together.
You can install ImageMagick with the following commands for Mac or Linux.
$ sudo port install ImageMagick
$ sudo apt-get install imagemagick libmagick9-dev
$ sudo apt-get install libmagickwand-dev
Set up the database
$ cd /dir/to/loomio/ $ bundle install $ cp config/database.example.yml config/database.yml $ bundle exec rake db:create $ bundle exec rake db:schema:load $ bundle exec rake db:schema:load RAILS_ENV=test $ bundle exec rake db:seed
Start the server
First start your postgres server (if it's not already running). Consult postgres documentation if you're not sure how to do this.
Then start the Rails server:
$ cd /dir/to/loomio/ $ rails server
You can now see Loomio on your computer at
Create a user
You'll need to create a Loomio user account on your machine that you can use to interact with the site. Right now, the only way to do this is through the Rails console:
$ cd /dir/to/loomio/ $ rails console
Once inside the console, run the following command to generate a user:
> User.create(name: "Furry", email: "firstname.lastname@example.org", password: "password")
Now you should be able to visit http://localhost:3000 and login as the user above and start playing with the site.
You'll probably want to create several different users so that you can test the site out properly. (Try using separate browsers if you want to login with two users at the same time)
Loomio is being developed by a team of dedicated volunteers. We operate with a “flat” structure, meaning at the end of the day there’s no single person calling the shots. We all work together and decide collectively what the best decisions are, and we make these decisions using Loomio itself.
If you'd like to contribute to the project, check out Contributing to Loomio.
MIT License. Copyright (c) 2012 Enspiral Foundation Limited