allourideas allows groups to collect and priorize information in an open, democratic, and efficient process.
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All Our Ideas

All Our Ideas 2.0. This codebase runs two sites photocracy.org and allourideas.org.

The allourideas.org project provides the user-facing website for doing pairwise voting. This project depends on the API provided by pairwise-api. There are several models that are ActiveResource models that connect to the pairwise API.

Changes in this fork

This was created by OKFN in collaboration with the World Bank, for the brazilian state Rio Grande do Sul.

The approach for the poll is different from upstream. Here, we have Consultations (i.e. "How to save the world?"). There are Choices to answer the it (i.e. "Cure cancer"), each of which is inside a Category (i.e. "Healthcare"). Every time a user votes in a consultation, the next prompt will be from a random category.

We've also added the possibility to modify a Choice's Category after it was created (but before it received any votes). But this depends on our fork of pairwise-api (https://github.com/okfn/pairwise-api). If you don't need it, you can use the official repository without problems.

The software was modified to work as a Facebook Canvas App as well. When a user access it through Facebook, we check if we have another user with her e-mail in our database. If so, we link the users together, and log her in as that. If not, we create a new user in our DB. This only works if the user authorized our app before.

If we're authorized, we'll also post a message in the user's timeline each time she add a new Choice to a Consultation.

For a more detailed view of the changes, check our closed issues.

Installine

https://github.com/allourideas/allourideas.org/wiki/Installing

Email List

If you would like to join the allourideas email list, send a message to allourideas+subscribe@googlegroups.com. The email list is a place to ask and discuss technical questions about the project.

If you would like to send a question to the allourideas email list, send your message to allourideas@googlegroups.com. Note that you can only post if you are already a member of the group.

If you would like to review and search previous content from the email list, visit https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/allourideas.

Ownership

Copyright (c) 2010, Matthew J. Salganik and the Trustees of Princeton University. Licensed under the 3-clause BSD License, which is also known as the "Modified BSD License". Full text of the license is below. This license is GPL compatible (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#ModifiedBSD).

Code for this project has been contributed by (in chronological order): Peter Lubell-Doughtie, Adam Sanders, Pius Uzamere, Dhruv Kapadia, Calvin Lee, Chap Ambrose, Dmitri Garbuzov, Brian Tubergen, and Luke Baker.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

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  • Neither the name of the nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

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