Oct 23 2014
Oct 23
Seomagic84's picture

You made a superb decision. Now only people who wanted to be here can be here.

dgtlmoon's picture

Is it possible to ban 'recruitment' agencies from spamming Groups too? perhaps a no-recruitment-agency policy?

Cathy Theys

Jan 23 2014
Jan 23

At the end of February, the Drupal.org Software Working Group will be appointing decision-makers for Drupal.org Community Tools. Interested? Know someone who you think would be a great candidate? Let us know by February 20!


The Drupal.org Software Working Group (drumm, eliza411, tvn, webchick) was chartered to provide vision and direction for Drupal.org by working with the community on Drupal.org software in a number of ways. The first duty on our list is establishing team leadership.

From the charter:
(DSWG) Creates and removes teams for each major area of the Drupal.org websites, which have authority to make software and feature decisions within their scope. The DSWG defines and appoints the leadership roles within each team, such as a technical lead, product owner, QA lead, etc.
Full charter: https://drupal.org/node/1929526

The first team we set out to appoint was Developer Tools Team. That process is at the finish line right now. We are getting ready to announce team members on January 30.

Therefore, it’s time for us to start working on the next team.


Community Tools Team Scope

Proposed scope of functionality for the Community Tools Team includes:

  • Forums
  • Planet
  • User profiles
  • User dashboard
  • User groups (groups.drupal.org)

We feel that, outside of the issue queue, these are the sections of the site where community interaction happens. Therefore it makes sense to group them under one leadership team, which will take a high-level look at the current tools and work with the community to find out what kind of tools are needed for they things our community does outside of code development, e.g. for discussions, collaboration on initiatives, events and local groups organization, job search etc.


  • Product Owner
  • Project Manager
  • UX Lead
  • Section Owner for Forums
  • Section Owner for Planet
  • Section Owner for User Profiles
  • Section Owner for User Dashboard
  • Lead Architect for User Groups

Proposed Timeline

January 23 - February 2 — Online Discussion
Process Facilitator: tvn

Responsibilities, Authority and Conflict Resolution will largely follow the ones we defined for Developer Tools Team. The discussion template below contains some of the questions for consideration for this team specifically.

Discussion Template

  1. Scope: Are the areas proposed related enough to group them and under one team? Is there something else, which should be listed?
  2. Roles: What roles are needed for this area (technical lead, product owner, QA lead, etc)?

February 3 - DSWG to summarize community discussion, publish the final proposal and publish the call for candidates

By February 28, Drupal.org Software Working Group to appoint leadership team

Feb 28 2013
Feb 28


2013-03-04 17:30 - 18:00 Europe/London


Have you ever visited Drupal.org Case studies, or Marketplace, or Drupal Planet? All of them are moderated by a small team of volunteers. And they really need your help! No coding skills are required to contribute to Drupal.org in this way.

Each Monday content team meets in the #drupalorg IRC channel. Join the meeting and help us improve content on Drupal.org!

Aug 09 2012
Aug 09


2012-08-11 15:00 - 16:00 Europe/London


Join us this Saturday for case study sprint on IRC.

On August 11, 2012 at 2pm UTC, we’re going to get together on IRC (#drupal-marketing channel on Freenode) to work on migrating case studies from the old content type to the new section (http://drupal.org/case-studies), as well as answer any questions and give guidance on new case studies.

You don’t need to be a programmer or have special knowledge to help, just good judgement and English language/grammar skills.
Help us promote Drupal and show off what Drupal can do!

About Drupal Sun

Drupal Sun is an Evolving Web project. It allows you to:

  • Do full-text search on all the articles in Drupal Planet (thanks to Apache Solr)
  • Facet based on tags, author, or feed
  • Flip through articles quickly (with j/k or arrow keys) to find what you're interested in
  • View the entire article text inline, or in the context of the site where it was created

See the blog post at Evolving Web

Evolving Web