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Measuring Community Participation in Open Source Projects: Data from Drupal.org

Measuring Community Participation in Open Source Projects: Data from Drupal.org

A defining aspect of open source software such as Drupal is the collaboration among multiple individuals and organizations on the same software.

So how do you measure the activity of contributors who are working on that software?

For Drupal-based projects, the issue queue and project usage statistics are two good sources of data for measuring participation.

The New Acquia Forums

The Acquia Forums have just gone through a major over-haul. Our goal was to provide a better system to support our customers and improve the experience overall.

Your questions wanted for Distributions panel at DrupalCon Denver!

With the recent completion of major enhancements to the Drupal.org distribution packaging system, the tools for building great Drupal distributions are more democratized than ever!

Next Wednesday at DrupalCon, we’ll be holding a panel discussion on Drupal distributions that includes people from several companies who are actively involved in developing or adopting Drupal distributions in the enterprise:

COD 2012 Update: New co-maintainer, Drupal 7, & Acquia

2011 was an amazing year for COD, the Drupal-based solution for fully featured conference websites.

- There have been several amazing sites added to the COD showcase
- A new co-maintainer
- Solid community commitment to helping with the update to Drupal 7
- And increasingly, more involvement from Acquia

You can read more about these developments -- and Acquia's increasingly active role with COD -- in the 2012 update on UseCOD.com.

White paper: Assembling a Next Generation Enterprise Web Infrastructure with Drupal and Acquia

Undefined

In this paper we describe how the open-source social publishing platform Drupal, together with Acquia, gives you the tools you need to regain control of your web content infrastructure and web applications -- and deliver the service you require.

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Acquia Podcast 32: Marcus Estes on Donor Rally and Volunteer Rally

Two resources any non-profit organization needs assistance in obtaining and managing are volunteers and donations. In this episode I speak with Marcus Estes of Open Sourcery about Volunteer Rally and Donor Rally, two Drupal distributions designed to help non-profits accomplish those tasks.

Show notes:

Accelerating Drupal Adoption with Distributions

Drupal Commons, Acquia’s new Social Business Software distribution of Drupal, is no doubt getting everyone excited. We’re especially seeing interest in the enterprise and public sector. The community solution is important because its an open source alternative to (social business software products like) Jive and another way to accelerate adoption of Drupal in the marketplace. Drupal Commons evolved because of countless inquiries and interest from organizations who want to use Drupal to build community sites. Not surprisingly, many other Drupal distributions evolved for the same reasons.

Roadmap, or Roadblock?

I continually marvel at how much better the open source world works than the old proprietary software software world.

Yesterday I encountered an amazingly good illustration. I was discussing Drupal Commons with a team from a large, household-name enterprise that is planning a social business site. And boy, they had lots of questions!

The web is free; shouldn't your social business software be?

Today is a fun day for me: We’re releasing Drupal Commons as a 1.0 release. Woo hoo! Time - once again - for open source to go blow the doors off another proprietary software cathedral.
Drupal Commons is Acquia’s project to create an open source social business software solution for enterprises deploying a community site - either externally-facing, or for an internal community.