Paying for the plumbing

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dougvann's picture

The COD500 Pledge

At yesterday's COD session I asked Ezra if there was a system in place to accept money from individuals or organizations for the purpose of funding the development of COD. He was [as you would expect] very open to the notion. Currently no such system exists but the decision was made to take the conversation beyond the session.

My proposal:
We have ONE destination for the checks OR other forms of payments. These payments can be for any specific feature request, or issue queue post or for an unspecified reason.

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christefano's picture and ads: one month later

At several meetups in December and January, I asked during the opening announcements if there were opinions one way or another about using ads to support the LA Drupal video channel at (which we use to post meetup presentations, podcast episodes, etc.).

There weren't any objections and in experiment intended to offset costs and help make LA Drupal self-sustaining, pre-roll and post-roll ads were turned on.

In the last 30 days, LA Drupal has earned less than $5. This is less than the $8 a month that a "Pro" account costs (which is currently paid for by a sponsor *), which I upgraded it to last summer in order to get the necessary machine time to convert some of the longer videos, like the Git with Drupal workshop in June.

This brings us to today and I think it's a good time to check in.

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DCYaang's picture

Programmer | Titan Gaming

Employment type: 
Part time

Full Website Development World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, Heroes of Newerth, League of Legends, Defense of the Ancient, Bloodline Champions.

We are looking for experienced programmers within the fields of:

  • Community
  • Larger Databases and linking

Having a interest for gaming is plus, but not a need.

We are looking forward to hear from you,

Best regards,

Dan Christensen

Skype: yaang1 Denmark

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AlessMascherpa's picture

How did it go Robert Douglass presentation in Drupal Developer Days 2011?

I found the slides from the presentation in

Is there any video of this session?


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#drupalappstore, the catalyst for a lot of interesting conversation

The subject of a Drupal App Store started making it's way around Twitter this week. There's been a lot of interesting discussion stemming from this. The passionate discussions taking place are all around an area that doesn't usually get a lot of attention, figuring out ways to make contributing to open source sustainable.

As a first post to this group, let's start a Wiki to document all of the individual blog posts that have sprung up around this topic. Please feel free to edit this document and add others. These posts and the comments within them have a lot of great conversation, and a lot of good ideas. I'd like to see us consolidate this information here on G.D.O/D.O so it can be available to others trying to solve this problem for themselves!
the DrupalAppStore that killed drupal

Earl Miles
Contributing to Open Source

Ryan Szrama
To App or Not to App?

Boris Mann
Buying ponies from a Drupal App Store

Benjamin Melançon
Funded Free Software

Drupal Kata
Modulecraft looks like a valuable project with plenty of compliment

Tim Millwood
My thoughts on the Drupal App Store

Lullabot Drupal Podcast (Earl Miles, joins Jeff Eaton, Kent Bye, Seth Brown, and Jeff Robbins)
Podcast 91: (The Concept Of) The Drupal App Store
Lullabot Drupal Voices 195: Robert Douglass on the Drupal App Store and New Revenue Streams

DrupalEasy podcast (Tom Geller joins Andrew Riley and Mike Anello)

Károly Négyesi
Drupal app store

The origin:*
Robert Douglass
London Drupalcon Session: Taking Inventory of Drupal Products and App Stores
Sell your code: Announcing the DroopyAppStore
Roberts initial Tweet

Drupal Mill (Thomas Svenson)
Project/App Store and Fundraising on

*The origin for the Benjamin Melançon's Funded Free Software post (which predates #drupalappstore) is icanlocalize's post: is it evil to request payment? (this may have inspired Robert too?)

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mlncn's picture

Marketplace for Module Development and Improvement– pooling resources of developers

I'm glad Darren Oh has got a solid proposal for this group. I would suggest that the most needed aspect of a Drupal marketplace would be a way for individual Drupal users and Drupal shops – especially smaller shops – to pool resources to fund specific module development.

User dahacouk called for more structure and a funding model to make the quality of contributed modules the best they can be.

To quote from my endorsement and proposal:

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