Drupal Distributions, an Open Source Product Model*
There are already some very established Drupal distributions such as OpenAtrium (project management), Managing News (aggregation), Drupal Commons (social network) and many more. The dominent business model evolving around these products is providing commercial support, much like RedHat does for Linux.
ThinkShout has a distribution for conservation groups called WaterShed Now that is already in use by over a dozen organizations and we’re working on another one with Shomeya called RedHen, an open source CRM built natively with Drupal 7.
This talk will cover some light technical details about Drupal distributions and how they work, how some of the more prominent distros are fairing in the wild, and how ThinkShout hopes to capitalize on the one’s we’re working on.
I’m a senior engineer and co-owner of ThinkShout, Inc., where I lead our technical design, as well as user interface and module development. Previously, I founded and led Level Online Strategy here in Portland, OR.
When not working to help organizations through technology, I like to take advantage of the areas they protect, be it on foot, skis, or bike. At least when I’m not wrapped up with my 2 boys, which isn’t very often these days!
- Title: Drupal Distributions, an Open Source Product Model
- Track: Business
- Room: B301
- Time: 3:45 – 4:30pm
- Speakers: Lev Tsypin