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
We're looking for BETA testers for our new site, patchparty.com
In a nutshell, Patch Party allows you to find customized software, post bounties, and get support. It's also a place for software developers to publish and maintain open source patches, and offer paid support for their patches.
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'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