Community Bank - BoF

Community Bank - BoF

Difficulty

"Drupal is used by more than one million websites. The vast majority of the individuals and organizations behind these Drupal websites never participate in the development of the project." - Dries

Many willing contributors are facing dilemma about “contributing for benefit of all” vs “sustaining my family financially”. The result – poor maintenance of software which in turn results in a lot of frustration. Have you noticed that there are around 1000 modules are marked as "Seeking new maintainer" and around 2000 are marked as "Seeking co-maintainer(s)"? Have you seen messages like "I would like to step down as maintainer of Features Extra. Sadly I no longer have the time to maintain it." ? Do you have any production site where there are no "-dev" modules?

It is possible to change that situation.

Community Bank is an idea/concept/proposal how to take Drupal development funding to the next level, and not only funding, but development speed as well. It has six major core concepts/principles how it operates. It is not only a concept. In current phase of development a prototype will be shown.

During the session these features will be explained and be shown. It will be followed by discussion, how can this be serving community in a best possible way conceptually as well as what might be possible technical architecture doing it better.

Woodblock Hall