A group for discussion of creative funding and business models to provide sustainability for developers contributing to Drupal. More »
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 ladrupal.blip.tv (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.Read more
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:
- Larger Databases and linking
Having a interest for gaming is plus, but not a need.
We are looking forward to hear from you,
Skype: yaang1 DenmarkRead more
I found the slides from the presentation in
Is there any video of this session?
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!
Contributing to Open Source
To App or Not to App?
Buying ponies from a Drupal App Store
Funded Free Software
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)
DRUPALEASY PODCAST 52: YOUR MOM WITH TOM GELLER
Drupal app store
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 drupal.org
*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?)Read more
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:Read more