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The Drupal Association is a non-profit organization that fosters and supports the Drupal software project, the community and its growth. Supported by organizations and individual members like you, the Drupal Association uses its resources, network, and funds to constantly engage in new projects and initiatives to help educate people about Drupal and support the Drupal project's growth. Read more on our home page

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Looking for an event sponsor?

Hi Event Organizers,

The Drupal Association works with a lot of sponsors and partners - many of whom like to sponsor camps. It takes them a lot of time to research and reach out to all the camps that they want to sponsor, so we are making it easier for them.

We are asking sponsors and partners to fill out a form so they can tell us:
- What kind of camp they want to sponsor
- If they have a special offer for camps (free Internet, free developer tools, etc)

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Defining Our Roles in the Drupal Community

We need a better way to work together

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Reinventing Drupal.org

Seven years ago this month, Dries presented the State of Drupal in front of a few dozen developers at the Open Source Content Management System Summit on the Yahoo! campus in Sunnyvale, California. Drupal 5 had just come out, PHPTemplate was all the rage, and everyone was abuzz about the news that the Nigerian Prime Minister was using Drupal for his blog.

Today, Drupal is used by the President of the United States and nearly every other government on the planet, DrupalCons are attended by thousands of people, and PHPTemplate will soon be replaced by Twig in Drupal 8. The Drupal project and community have grown rapidly in a very short amount of time.

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[DRAFT] Policy for Advocacy on Drupal.org

This is a draft policy, based on the discussion in this thread: https://groups.drupal.org/node/411803


The Drupal Association is a non-political organisation and the default position is not to engage in political advocacy. The Drupal Association supports the rights of individuals to voice their views and to promote the discussion of issues on Drupal.org, as long as they are in line with our community Code of Conduct

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Should Drupal.org participate in political issues?

Recently, the Association posted a discussion here in groups (https://groups.drupal.org/node/398548) which resulted in the Association registering Drupal.org to participate in TheDayWeFightBack (https://drupal.org/node/2188053). As we have discussed, there were technical issues we could have addressed differently (see the discussion: https://groups.drupal.org/node/407283), but we also heard from many community members who felt that Drupal.org should never be involved in any kind of political campaign at all.

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Drupal Association Membership: Find The Partnership That's Right For You

The Drupal Association introduced a few new programs last year for businesses and we get questions about which one is appropriate for which kind of business. To help, we created a page that helps explain which program is best for different types of companies. We hope it's helpful.

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Technical Lessons Learned: The Day We Fight Back

There certainly was a lot of discussion generated by Drupal.org's participation in TheDayWeFightBack. I did want to report that the campaign did a great job, generating over 180,000 emails and nearly 90,000 phone calls to the American Congress on the issue.

I really appreciated the comments and wanted to follow up on just two aspects of the discussion:

The technical implementation of the banner
The Association's messaging about the initial discussion

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Global Training Days -2/28-3/1 2014

Drupalers-

Just wanted to make sure you have seen our awesome Global Training Days program is quickly approaching. We all love Drupal, we all love supporting new developers learning Drupal and supporting the project - this is an easy way to get involved!

Check out my blog for more info on what Global Training Days is, who it's for, and where to register!

Drupal on,

LShey

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Volunteer or Contractor? Help the Association Answer This Question

Overview

The single biggest reason that the Drupal Association is such a great place to work is the Drupal community. You all dedicated your blood, sweat, and tears to make Drupal amazing, and that includes work on Drupal.org, our community’s home. As the organization charged with maintaining Drupal.org, we’ve relied on a pastiche of volunteer support, contractors (at various rate scales), and staff. One of the side effects is that there is a lot of confusion - what role should staff play? When do we hire contractors? When is it ok to ask someone to volunteer their time vs. pay them for it?

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Should Drupal.org participate in the Internet freedom movement at TheDayWeFightBack.org?

To participate, we would add a banner to the homepage on 11 February. Sample (not final) banner can be seen on the organizing site: https://thedaywefightback.org/.

The Drupal Association, which is responsible for Drupal.org is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in the United States. We do have restrictions on political lobbying as a 501(c)3 but this kind of activity is perfectly legal for us to undertake.

As a bit of history, Angie Byron (webchick) shared some previous history for Drupal.org and advocacy issues:

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