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Loomio, An Open Source Tool That’s Helping People Make Better Decisions Together

You know a product is truly desired when thousands of people flock to use it even before its launched. This is what happened with Loomio. A simple online tool for collaborative decision making, Loomio has thousands of people using it worldwide.  And the product is still in prototype that people are already doing great things with. Developed by a small team of open-source developers, facilitators and activists from New Zealand, Loomio was born out of a need felt by the Occupy Protesters. The team is currently crowdfunding so they can get more resources to build the real thing – Loomio 1.0​ In 2011 when the Occupy movement was spreading world over, the Occupy protestors in New Zealand faced a challenge. They were not able to arrive at decisions that was reflective of the group. Few loud voices dominated the discussions while the majority were left out. Seeking to find a solution, the protesters approached Enspiral, a network of purpose driven businesses in Wellington, New Zealand. In the absence of good online decision making tools in the …