Donating to the Drupal Association
So it was after contributing a patch to the Donation module developed for the Drupal Association that I finally decided it was time for OpenConcept to step up to the bar and become an organizational member of this group. It isn't much more than a token gesture, however we are working to be more involved in contributing more than our time and experience to the Drupal project. We've donated some funds to Drupal events that we've attended and have organized others.
The manner in which open source projects can organize and collaborate to pay for the inevitable infrastructure work is still evolving for many successful projects. People need to meet, lawyers need to be engaged, strategic work needs to be done and it all takes resources to manage.
I look forward to seeing how the Drupal Association can contribute to some of the work of developing this community. If you want to show your appreciation to the Drupal community, please consider signing up as an individual or organizational member. Or just make a donation for all of the pain and agony you've saved by not using something else.
About The Author
Mike Gifford is the founder of OpenConcept Consulting Inc, which he started in 1999. Since then, he has been particularly active in developing and extending open source content management systems to allow people to get closer to their content. Before starting OpenConcept, Mike had worked for a number of national NGOs including Oxfam Canada and Friends of the Earth.