Ever wanted a place where you could simply offer to pay to get something you need in Drupal done?
Please donate to make that place. (Yes, it's using a different crowdfunding platform, one that really lacks features for coordination, but is passing on all money raised -- if we reach the minimum -- without even deducting credit card fees.)
And spread this link! http://tilt.tc/usLL Is there enough interest in community funding of Drupal software to fund the software to coordinate this-- in just a few days? Also, if you are available to work on this project in DrupalCon Denver, we've got a DrupalCon ticket for you! Or if you're interested in working on this later, contact me for that, too!
You have expressed an interest in Drupal's future in the past, and one* of
my gambits for tilting that for the better has been talking at every Drupal
event since the Chicago Con about building a central, wholly not-for-profit
and transparent gathering space for ideas and needs to gain clarity and gain
the support and resources to become real initiatives.
Please ask anyone who may also think there remains unrealized potential in
our awesome community to register their support with a tax deductible
donation of any amount.
- Money will only to be collected if the funding goal is reached
- No credit card processing fees or any transaction fees for the first and
last time in the history of online fundraising.
- Funds raised are slated to go to Cameron Eagans (cweagans), becoming well
known as a clutch community pinch hitter.
Allie Micka, Jer Davis, and Barry Madore of Advantage Labs, R.J. Steinert,
myself and others have already put in significant time into planning a first
version of this, and will continue to work on it. The money requested is
almost symbolic to the task at hand but it will help give us and other
volunteers faith that there are some people in this community who will
donate at all!
If you would like to be kept in the loop for gatherings about Snowball
(tools for getting community initiatives rolling) at DrupalCon and elsewhere
please sign up to http://eepurl.com/db4nI -- any e-mail list i send to is
extremely low volume, once or twice a year.
There is at least one DrupalCon ticket available for someone else who would
like to work on Snowball in Denver - or for 'purchase' for contributing to
Thank you, please share widely!
- (My other bid for keeping and building on Drupal's community advantage has
been http://dgd7.org and trying to put people interested in Drupal on the
path to contributing.)
P.S. Whether Snowball is a funded project to talk about will in part
determine if i fly off to DrupalCon at a last minute decision.