projects-needing-financing connects donors to Drupal developers. All of us users of Drupal could use some new features or improvements, and most developers could use resources to do more work on Drupal contributed modules, core, and other projects. (This group also serves for discussion about how to make connecting finances to needs easier, particularly for aggregating small donors.) Read more.
I just happened across what seems to be a pretty cool project for micro-funding: GitTip. There is a community for Drupallers https://www.gittip.com/for/drupal/ but they require at least 150 members before they will show the members of the community. Drupal had 20 community members this morning and is now up to 30 which is great as percent growth, but pretty small overall.
I encourage folks to sign in there (uses twitter or facebook or github Oauth).Read more
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!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
As an avid twitterer for some years with a good following I want to explore a specific opportunity.
I am interested in having a Drupal website that revolves around recieving posts from a very specific number of twitter people who I already follow and I expect they follow me too. As you can see it is not about organising my posts in any way. This is something that i would like to see this available on mobiles too.
Drupal Dojo Session: Drupal's Payment API and how we built crowd-source funding functionality in Drupal
Drupal's Payment API -- http://drupal.org/project/pay -- is a simple, flexible and pluggable payment transaction handler for Drupal. Advantage Labs has recently extended the functionality of the Payment API and built a crowdsource pledge-funding feature using contributed Drupal modules.Read more
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
Need help building web pages for file sharing and social networking for students
few pages created now, more work to come...
+ need to have a very good knowledge about the various modules in drupal
+ experience in web design & drupal module customization
+ located in bay area (san jose) and able to work with the team (no telecommuting)
Call 408 761 4051Read more
Hi, I am looking for an experienced developer to help us with integrating Drupaligg into an existing site. Here are some details:
Site promotes product reviews and deals, and the Drupaligg component will handle the deals and community/voting component.
Drupaligg features will allow registered users to submit deals (incl. link, image, etc.)
Existing site is built on LAMP platform
Site has a very basic CMS to handle (mostly) unrelated functions
Drupaligg data needs to work with current MySQL database for deals (we already have deals in the DB)
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.
Products, profiles, and distributions pertaining to Drupal media. Many of these have shared needs for features, documentation, and qualified talent to do the much needed work.
With MediaMosa you can build a state-of-the-art, scalable Middleware Media Distribution Platform in Drupal which facilitates access to, and usage of (shared) storage capacity, metadata databases, transcoding- and streaming servers. A MediaMosa platform offers functionality for searching, playing, uploading, transcoding, as well as a fine granularity media access control system towards its users.
This the following is a compilation of Drupal funding and training initiatives, ideas, and discussions.
Funding and training initiatives
Grants and sponsored training programs
- Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a program that offers student developers stipends ($5000 per accepted developer) to write code for various open source projects.
This is a donor-initiated proposal to fund the developer-initiated project Decisionmaking API & Consensus Module.
I am putting up $5,000 dollars and looking for other early donors to put up an additional $15,000 at which point we would take the proposal to the Drupal community as an opportunity to get their donations matched if this project is to reach its funding requirement of $40,000 and proceed.Read more
This group is perfect for you if:
- you're a Drupal project maintainer/developer looking for a place to post your reverse-bounty project!
- you're a Drupal user looking for a project to donate some money to or needing a project to be worked on!
This group was created because a need exists to match financial donors with Drupal projects being worked on by project maintainer/developers needing financial assistance* in order to enhance and add to:
- Drupal core**
- Drupal contributed modules
- and other Drupal-related projects.
I'm currently the "Manager" of this group but am trying to cut down on my group subscriptions and desire to leave the "Projects Needing Financing" group. When I go to "My Membership" for this group, it states: "You may not leave this group because you are its owner. A site administrator can assign ownership to another user and then you may leave."
So, anyone interested in taking over the group? Please let me know by posting a reply here.
The following project initiative 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.
Project Goals and Desired Outcomes
An effective learning, mentoring, and collaboration platform
Create a more effective platform to provide free online training, mentoring, and a showcase for Drupal. This goal encompasses these needs:
- Centralized repository for learning materials (video, audio, slideshows, documentation)
- Forum to attract, accept, and direct contributor time and resources
- Easy to use platform for real-time online mentoring
I would like to raise a discussion about the prospect of the Drupal community using a system that allows collective design, funding and development of any Drupal project.
Think about it this way: if the Knight Drupal Initative is the Google summer of code for Drupal, what I'm proposing is a Google year of code for Drupal, only there is no single entity such as Google or DKI funding projects, the funds come from community. My partner and I have already implemented a solution that makes that possible (www.fossfactory.org). I would like to hear from you about how suitable this model is for the Drupal community at large.Read more
I've had some time and some funding, so I've roughed in my proof of concept on a D6 version of Geo. In traditional geek style, the most informative descriptions are in my commit messages: http://drupal.org/project/cvs/147736
Basically, my goal is to demystify "geospatial", while integrating it as much as possible within Drupal. It needn't be an academic exercise to get this data working properly, so I've tried to keep things simple. The goals/implementation do the following:Read more