Drupal and the Knight Foundation agree that open source
digital publishing can enable powerful agents of transformation
in their respective communities.
Together, we are working to improve communities by providing
an open democratic platform in the digital age.
We provide funding for grant proposals that achieve our mutual
goals by using and improving the Drupal platform.
Applications are currently closed.
Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu, have started an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign for a highly innovative, leading edge technology phone called the Ubuntu Edge. Here's the link.
It'll be a converged device that will act as a PC with Ubuntu OS when connected to a monitor/keyboard. It'll cost $830 dollars but there are still lower priced perks still available.Read more
Vote up our Drupal-based entry into the Knight News Challenge! http://newschallenge.tumblr.com/post/19436436704/vozmob-mobile-voices-af...
This proposal will support continued development of the VozMob Drupal distribution, which includes completing the Drupal 7 upgrade of various contributed modules.
VozMob - https://vozmob.net/ - "amplifies the voices of those excluded from the digital public sphere, by appropriating mobile phones for community-based journalism."Read more
Thanks to the leadership of Allie Micka and R.J. Steinert, the Snowball initiative to provide tools for coordinating and funding Drupal initiatives is coming to the Boston area this long weekend for its first code sprint.
We will focus on building a working alpha so we have something real to share for feedback, to refine, and to build process, message, and governance around.
We'll be working on Friday November 11th, Saturday the 12th, and Sunday the 13th starting at 10am on Friday and no later than that on the weekend days in Somerville, Massachusetts.Read more
My session is one of the finalists for FreePress.net's National Conference for Media Reform in Boston, but I need YOUR vote to help it make the final list.
The conference will focus on media reform, media policy and media activism, and will be an important opportunity to promote Drupal the Open Media Project, Open Source and Community Media to the many local and national attendees.
Please vote here: Open Sourcing Community Media - http://agenda.freepress.net/?i=63Read more
Hi all, the Transmission network (http://transmission.cc) has just completed a full proposal to the Knight News Challenge, for a video-focused 'Transmission Drupal Distribution': http://tinyurl.com/txknightdrupal. If we get the $, we will do an open consultation process with Transmission network partners and the Drupal community to determine the modules we will fund development of. Please check out the proposal, rate it up, and if you think you would use this distribution, leave a comment to let Knight know it would be useful! Thanks.Read more
I just wanted all of the Miami Drupal community to be aware of a new organization. http://incubatemiami.com/
The Enterprise Development Corp. of South Florida (EDC) is opening a 12,000-square-foot technology incubator in downtown Miami to nurture startup companies.
The center, called Incubate Miami, will offer discounted rent to young tech companies. The benefit for companies occupying the incubator will be twofold, explained Jane Teague, EDC’s executive director: The rent is cheap and the proximity to other tech companies offers synergistic opportunities.Read more
For the March 24th meeting - at Knight Foundation - we'll discuss some of the winners of the Knight Drupal Initiative. We'll be shortly setting up a dial-in (voice only) conference line for this meeting. We hope to invite one or more of the KDI winners to join us via the phone call.
For this event you MUST RSVP with your full name to be admitted by security staff on the first floor elevator lobby. Also you should arrive by 6pm because the elevators will lock out at that time.
Snacks and some refreshments will be provided by Knight Foundation. - Robertson Adams
Hello all Drupal Dojo users! I thought it would be a good idea to have some Drupal ninjas read and comment my proposal to the Knight Foundation for faveeo.com as the deadline is coming quickly for the news challenge and we hope to get the best proposal as possible!
If you are interested in the topics of information management, social agregation, information overload and community-based news networks, please have a look!
The idea is simply to get some ideas going and get some constructive critizism from the Drupal Dojo about this quite complex project!Read more
If you're paying a development team to build a Knight or similarly funded project, what are you paying them?
There are many great Drupal learning resources, groups, and tools but they can be somewhat disconnected and spread out. Our goal is to unify and bring these efforts together to provide a complimentary program and platform that serves all Drupal learning initiatives needs and efforts.
The Drupal Kata is a new project learning program that provides hands on training in a wide range of areas ranging from site planning, drafting proposals, project management, information architecture, development, design, infrastructure, to business and community. It does this by pairing apprentices with a mentor or mentors, thus gaining exposure to real-world scenarios and connections with the local and global community. The knowledge transfer allows apprentices to become proficient, contribute back to the community, and retain the skills for gainful employment in the field of their choice.
The evolutionary stages of the program seeks to follow through with the Drupal Dojo 2.0 vision by building off complimentary sites and collaborating with existing teams. A collaboration with the Open Media Project will provide a unique opportunity to craft a custom program to provide development help, training, and documentation and marketing on a regional level.
I wasn't at DC so I may have missed vital information...
Please could you clarify what the next stages for KDI are? Or give me an idea of when you'll know the next stages?
The reason is I want to tell Kendra Initiative members (over 2000) about Kendra Hub but I'm concerned that we'll have to resubmit it in a new format and hence any comments or votes we get will be lost.
What do you suggest I do? Are we sticking with the same process?
Cheers DanielRead more
Just announced from the DrupalCon stage:
The Knight Drupal (an open source content management system) Initiative’s winners (background on this project), announced at the DrupalCon DC Conference, will receive a total of $485,380 to:
* Create concise, up-to-date instructions for Drupal software packages so that tech novices can use the tools; (Winner: Programmer Addison Berry/ add1sun) *Create a free publishing system to make it easier for several geographic communities to share local news with each other; (Winner: Oregon-based funnymonkey.com (billfitzgerald)
Would you like a website as functonal as one of the top drupal newspaper sites. Would you like that for Free and deployed in 2 minutes.. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just click a button and have a full site installed .. that works.
This is what the Simple Idea makes possible
The current installation and configuration process for Drupal is a significant barrier to entry for:
- Not For Profits
Currently Drupal and other CMS are difficult to set up for end users - ie not developers.Read more
I was checking out the KnightPulse site, and noticed the header links have all these strange letters at the end of the links for the style sheet calls. I am hoping someone in this group might have an idea of what is causing this, and if it is normal ?