I know this group contains people fairly new to the CMDrupal project and people invested in it for years. And in any capacity I can, I want to keep this an open and growing group.
Since this is a public, transparent and shared place for feedback and discussion surrounding the project it is important I post this here. I've been on vacation and should have posted this earlier, but I would welcome opportunity for feedback.
By way of explanation I was invited to submit an abstract for a chapter in a collection of case studies on contemporary practices in community media. I was invited by Colin Rhinesmith (who some of you may know as a friend of community media) who asked me to share a chapter and I chose the CMDrupal Project.
This is the 100-word abstract so far. The deadline to submit is 4/25. IF it is accepted, an opportunity to create a chapter for this forthcoming book will follow. Hopefully, not too flowers and unicorns, but this is a great project that deserves some recognition.
In 2009 a loose coalition of community access TV station forked the core modules of the Knight funded Open Media project. The decision was made at a summit in Austin, TX in March 2009 to collaborate and further develop the project to align the principles of open source with the philosophy of community access. Participants have been challenging each other and themselves to develop and configure a single code base that was functional, feature rich, free and flexible. They made the deliberative commitment to document its use and create a community of practice around the open source ecosystem.
What do you think?