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New crowdfunding platform targets Drupal development

A new crowdfunding platform – Drupalfund – is intended to make it easier to contribute to Drupal and accelerate development work on the open source content platform, according to Jozef Toth. Toth, a co-founder of Drupalfund and the CEO of Slovakia-based Web development agency Mogdesign.eu, said that a large portion of Drupal development has been based on individuals and companies donating time and money to the CMS. “The majority of this development, even core development, is done during developers’ free time, even in many cases cutting into time that could be spent on paid work,” Toth said. “While this generosity is laudable, it still means many issues, fixes, and changes get pushed back and fixed only when a developer can find or ‘steal’ some time. “We’ve been asking ourselves, ‘How much more could we achieve if there was an easy way for people to contribute financially to Drupal’s development? What if companies and individuals could join together and pay someone to build Drupal functionality? What if we could support and reward our developers?’” Toth aspires to Drupalfund reaching official status within the Drupal community, and possibly integrating with Drupal.org, which could mean shared user accounts and the ability to turn […]

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