We are using Ruby on Rails and CivicSpace Labs (drupal) for
The alonovo.com community is a growing part of society that wants to be
informed about their online purchases (beyond price and product
reviews) --such as
does the manufacturer pollute?
abuse their workforce?
rely on oil-based energy?
undermine our politcal system through lobbying and contributions?
We believe that by integrating easy to access, trusted information
directly within the scope of the purchase transaction, we can gradually
connect corporate behavior (commonly and incorrectly caused corporate
social responsibility) with the profit motive.
We need help in maintaining our present release, and need help in
building the next generation of alonovo.com for release next September.
We are a hybrid business (for profit, but share a significant part of
our revenue with various causes such as United for a Fair Economy,
EarthJustice, Global Exchange, WalMart Watch and many others).
We are privately funded and have scarce resources although we are
presently working toward an initial round of external capital. Ideal
candidates are in the Austin/Round Rock, Texas area and have experience
with RoR, Drupal, PHP, mysql, Amazon's API's and ecommerce -- however
anyone that believes in the importance of our work and can help us
extend and build our next generation release is welcome.
Please send resumes to email@example.com with the
Ruby/alonovo in the title.