Tue 9 Apr 2019 10:50PM

Money available to translate Loomio

RG Rob Guthrie Public Seen by 134

Hello and Greetings to everyone in the Loomio Translators group.

We're please to announce that we have a little bit of money (up to $1500 NZD) to spend each month for the next 4 months to support people to translate Loomio into their native language.

I've heard from a few people willing to translate Loomio but sometimes the translation does not reach completion, and sometimes we need to review the quality of translations.

So I'd like to first start a discussion with interested people about what they think the most important work to do is, then we can decide together how to allocate the money to achieve more consistent language support in Loomio.

I also want to say thank you to those people who have been volunteering their time to support Loomio translation. It's something I feel grateful for every day. If you wish to apply for funding please do speak up.


Omer Pines Wed 10 Apr 2019 6:05AM

I'm almost done with the hebrew translation.
Finished the client and I've got the server part left and then I'll be ready to deploy.

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Rob Guthrie Fri 17 May 2019 3:15AM

Hi Omer, I see Hebrew has just reached 100% for client and server resources. That's fantastic, thank you so much!

We're going to share this fact over Social media if that's ok, do you want us to credit yourself or any group?


Omer Pines Fri 17 May 2019 11:08AM

I don't mind mentioning my name.I've been working on this translation for a while because I really want to use it on two community platforms I'm using.
Please let me know when it is released in a version so that I can update mine.
Thank you for being part of this wonderful open source project.



Omer Pines Mon 10 Jun 2019 2:32PM

Hi Robert,
Please update me when the fully translated hebrew version be available to update my loomio server.

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Rob Guthrie Mon 10 Jun 2019 8:36PM

Hi Omer, if you change to "latest" from "stable" in docker-compose.yml (in both app and worker) you should see your work is available.

Thank you very much for your contribution. It's going to benefit the 2.0 version as well.


Omer Pines Mon 10 Jun 2019 10:32PM

Thanks for that. I'm very happy to help.I'll keep supporting the language and also provide feedback on the product as I use it more intensely.


Omer Pines Thu 11 Jul 2019 4:52PM

Robert, I'm having difficulties updating this. Can you please guide me to technical instructions and/or relevant github link on docker-compose.yml, so that I can implement the latest state?


Rob Guthrie Thu 11 Jul 2019 8:28PM

Can you tell me any more about the difficulties you're having?

See this file:


You'll have a copy of it in your loomio-deploy directory. Change the word stable to master.

Then run these commands

docker-compose pull
docker-compose down
docker-compose run app rake db:migrate
docker-compose up -d

I'm not sure how else to help, but I'm happy to if you can give me more info.


Rob Guthrie Sun 14 Jul 2019 9:21PM

Hi Omer, still wondering how you're getting on and how I can help. Please feel free to share more info about what's not working and I'll do my best to help.


Quentin Grimaud Wed 10 Apr 2019 8:38AM

Great :) On my side I try to submit French translations from time to time. I will be happy to continue even without money :)


Øyvind Dahl Fri 12 Apr 2019 10:58AM

Working on a Norwegian translation, but still have a little way to go. I try to recommend Loomio to organizations and activist all the time.


Eduard Kurganskyi Sun 21 Apr 2019 10:25AM

Translation into Ukrainian is almost complete. But there are no Reviewers in our team. Perhaps it would be worth paying for the review to the company that specializes in translations.


Marco Giustini Sun 28 Apr 2019 11:05AM

@robertguthrie I have a proposal for you. I will finish the italian translation and with the money you'll give for the translation I wish to create a fund to make a WP Loomio plugin.


Rob Guthrie Tue 30 Apr 2019 8:08PM

Hi Marco, thanks for the generous offer and creative suggestion. I'm open to it. This months funding is allocated now, but let's take the time between now and next month to clearly define what this integration would do, so we're ready to go then.


Pau Tue 30 Apr 2019 10:24PM

Hi all,
Great to hear that things are moving forward. I offer my services both as a translator, for keeping translating Loomio into Spanish, and as a software developer, for this interesting integration in WP. We can talk about the details in the next months. Exciting times!


Rob Guthrie Tue 30 Apr 2019 10:36PM

That's great. Do you need any help with getting started on Spanish?

Can you tell me about your experience as a WP developer?


Pau Tue 30 Apr 2019 10:47PM

Re translation: no, I have already contributed before, but thank you!
Re development: sure, pm you.


Marco Giustini Wed 1 May 2019 7:24PM

@pau13 Wordpress can be an OAUTH2 server using a plugin. https://it.wordpress.org/plugins/oauth2-provider/ IMHO that could be useful using Loomio APIs


Pau Sat 26 Oct 2019 3:28PM

This was 6 months ago. How are things going? Is it moving forward? Do we need to move it forward? What are the next steps?
We need to define the requirements and start working on it!

Thanks, Paula.


Rob Guthrie Sun 27 Oct 2019 5:09AM

What are your requirements @Pau ?


Rob Guthrie Wed 1 May 2019 10:16PM

It seems like the feature you want within Loomio is to be able to authenticate against various OAUTH2 servers.

Do you want this for your own loomio site/private host, or to be able to authenticate your loomio.org group against an oauth service?


Marco Giustini Wed 1 May 2019 10:55PM

@robertguthrie I start from an analysis. Wordpress is the most used software worldwide. It's used by lots of organizations and parties. But it lacks a feature related to giving vote to organizations' members and parties for their internal decisions. IMHO making a Loomio plugin for Wordpress will spread the Loomio usage worldwide. This plugin could be made in two versions, one "hard" with complete integration with Wordpress, that needs to be funded, and one "soft", a WP/Loomio Oauth2 based common users' authentication, that perhpaps you can develop now.


Marco Giustini Wed 1 May 2019 11:01PM

IMHO the "hard" integration with Wordpress, could be based on synchronization between groups created through the WP plugin called Buddypress and Loomio groups, so the members of Buddypress groups can vote on issues using an external secure platform (a SaaS service), Loomio, that gives security about non compromission of votes. https://it.wordpress.org/plugins/buddypress/ . IMHO making that plugin your business model could be more feasible, because organizations and parties that already use Wordpress for their sites, could pay to implement a groups' based internal decision system usalble with the existing software.


Natalia Lombardo Sat 4 May 2019 7:00AM

@robertguthrie @staccotroncoso is part of a translation coop and has been contributingtto Loomio translations already, I'm sure they'll be happy to make this more of a regular job if there's some financial support.


Rob Guthrie Sat 4 May 2019 9:04PM

Great. I'd be happy to chat about it.


Stacco Troncoso Sun 5 May 2019 12:03PM

Hey @robertguthrie, the coop is Guerrilla Translation and we specialise in commons/P2P, anticapitalist and intersectional feminist content.

Right now we're mainly available to do target English and Spanish but I suspect those are covered. Perhaps a copyedit of the Spanish. There's also the possibility of German, French, Gaelic and Chinese but that depends on team availability.