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Software libre + Drupal. Between volunteering and business
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Software libre + Drupal. Between volunteering and business
Software libre + Drupal. Between volunteering and business
Software libre + Drupal. Between volunteering and business
Software libre + Drupal. Between volunteering and business
Software libre + Drupal. Between volunteering and business
Software libre + Drupal. Between volunteering and business
Software libre + Drupal. Between volunteering and business
Software libre + Drupal. Between volunteering and business
Software libre + Drupal. Between volunteering and business
Software libre + Drupal. Between volunteering and business
Software libre + Drupal. Between volunteering and business
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Software libre + Drupal. Between volunteering and business

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Introducing Drupal development model at OSOM EvolutiON conference. Bucharest 2013.

Introducing Drupal development model at OSOM EvolutiON conference. Bucharest 2013.

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  • 1. Software libre + Drupal Between volunteering and business
  • 2. About me • Gabriel Dragomir • Board member - Drupal Romania Association • Organizer: DrupalCamp Romania conferences (2010+) • Managing a company specialized in development based on Drupal
  • 3. Drupal today • 800.000+ community members • 17.000+ developers • 15.000+ modules • 1.5M Drupal instances • 55 supported languages
  • 4. Development process • Slow release cycle: ~2 years for a new release • Drupal 8 scheduled for release in August 2013
  • 5. Development cycle • Feature freeze scheduled in march 2013 • 1000 contributors to Drupal core • How the community works: http://www.youtube.com/watch? feature=player_embedded&v=rzqDuh3Ng2M
  • 6. Volunteering and sponsorship • Huge community of delocalized development groups • Enterprise contributions • Project driven: Economist, France24, ING Bank • Market driven: core contributions, small teams mobilized in critical moments • Inter-community span: jQuery, Simphony Framework
  • 7. Drupal ecosystem STAGE 1 STAGE 1 • Developers: small/mid/enterprise level companies implementing Drupal web apps • Hosting providers • Training providers • until 2010
  • 8. Drupal ecosystem STAGE I1 STAGE I1 • Product driven • Commercial templates • Distributions: niche products (publishing, e-learning etc.) • Emerging marketplaces • Open App Standard: initiative standardizing the procedures products are sold in a Drupal marketplace
  • 9. Drupal market Examples • AberdeenCloud: virtual server cluster cloud (PaaS) • Acquia • DrupalGardens (SaaS) • DrupalCloud (specialized cloud hosting)
  • 10. Selling gpl software • Meet the big Drupal dillemma • Open App Standard aims at opening new markets • Voluntary code turns into marketed products • Idealistic participation is undermined by commercial goals
  • 11. Come for the software stay for the community • The Drupal motto • Business coexists with volunteer-driven development • Community split is a risk • Other open source projects had same path:Apache Foundation, Linux Foundation etc.
  • 12. beyond drupal • Open software produces social change • New standards: open access, open data, community driven development • Maturity of an OS product: stability, scaling -> enterprise ready • What is the tipping point between volunteering and business
  • 13. Open software in romania • Drupal ecosystem: • DrupalCamp conferences:Timisoara (2010), Bucharest (2011),Arad (2012) • Sponsorship shifted from external (corporate) to national (small and medium businesses) • Participation: 50/50 national/international to 30/70 • Engagement: business, NGO, no government org
  • 14. AN OLD quest • What is the overall ecosystem of OS communities in Romania? • ROSI (Lucian Savluc) - Romanian FLOSS Directory: a register of open software actors in RO: developers, organizations, groups, businesses • How can we cooperate and gain momentum? • What is to be done to stimulate open software concepts into business/gov area?

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