Drutopia is an ecosystem of Drupal distributions, built and managed as a software cooperative. In the near future we will be offering what we call a Libre Software as a Service program, which will allow people to host their site through us, similar to Squarespace or Wix but governed democratically.
Drutopia Base is our first distribution, and will serve as the foundation for all future distributions.
Some of the features Drutopia Base has include:
- Configurable Homepage
- News Feed
- User Accounts
- WYSIWYG Editor and Media Handling
See the Drutopia Base page for a full list of features.
Drutopia Base is only the beginning. As the platform matures, the list of features will grow with it and as a result Drutopia distributions will continue to improve and stay relevant with the ever-changing nature of the web.
Solidarity - A Distribution for the Grassroots
Our first distribution outside of Drutopia Base is called Solidarity. It’s being developed and tested by racial justice organizers who need a digital platform to launch campaigns and mobilize people to action. The distribution will come with the following:
- Actions that users can sign up to take
- Campaign pages that inform supporters of the most recent news
- Member-based groups
- Volunteer management tools
After we launch Solidarity, it’s on to the next distribution. What will it be? That will be determined by the Drutopia community (hopefully including you).
We’ve discussed distros for labor unions, food coops, neighborhood organizations, Ultimate Frisbee teams, family blogs, midwives. We have lots of ideas… But we’re keeping our excitement in check to let that next decision be driven in collaboration with the wider community. So, become a member and add your voice!
Platform Cooperativism & Libre SaaS
We know that hosting a Drupal site can be daunting. That's why in addition to building distributions, we're also launching what we call a Libre Software as a Service (LibreSaas). This combines the reliability you find from SaaS models like Squarespace, but with the freedom and control of libre software.
Like the Drutopia software cooperative, this LibreSaas program is governed cooperatively by its members. Another name for this model is platform cooperativism. We believe that the platforms that influence and affect so much of our lives - Facebook, Uber, AirBnB should be owned by the people who use them. Membership to Drutopia is open to anyone who agrees to our founding principles and pays their annual membership dues (we recommend $50, but you can pay as little as $10). Like all coops, each member gets one vote, simple and direct democracy.
You can download and use Drutopia now! We're still working to roll out the LibreSaaS platform, but can join our mailing list to be the first to know when it's available.
- Build Drutopia Base (done)
- Build LibreSaas technical infrastructure (in progress)
- Open up membership to Drutopia (coming soon)
- Build Solidarity (coming soon)