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Announcing Solidarity, a Drupal Distribution for member-driven organizations

February 20, 2017
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You might have noticed we’ve been a bit quiet lately. The leadership team and a few other engaged folks have been pushing ahead to get Drutopia to a place where it’s easier for many people to join in and make meaningful contributions.

We’re pleased to announce that we are at that point. If you’ve been considering getting more involved in the project now is the time.

Solidarity

We’ve settled on the focus for our first distribution- it’s called Solidarity.

Solidarity is a platform for geographically dispersed groups working in concert with one another to achieve change. At a time when mass mobilization is one of our most powerful tools, the need for a platform that is open source and community owned is more important than ever before.

Taking the lead from organizers in prison abolition and racial justice movements, we have defined much of the core functionality. Group pages, campaigns, news articles, hashtags and actions are all worked into the platform to allow people to stay connected and engaged in the struggle.

Take a look at the wireframes (https://gitlab.com/drutopia/solidarity-distribution/wikis/wireframes) to get a better sense as to what Solidarity is all about.

We’re also developing the initial base Drutopia features. These are the building blocks for Solidarity and future specialized distributions. Drutopia Base can also act as a distro for those looking for a more straightforward online presence.

Finally, we are making the final tweaks to both a Vagrant and Docker solution for Drutopia development environments. We’ll keep everyone updated on the progress of those initiatives.

Join the Effort

We’re looking for volunteers to help with any of the following:

  • Suggest groups that could benefit from Solidarity or Drutopia in general
  • Tell others about Drutopia and encourage them to sign the statement of support
  • Build Drutopia Base Features
  • Build Solidarity Features
  • Manage issues in GitLab
  • Help define the front-end best practices and standards for Drutopia
  • Improve key contributed modules used by Drutopia

To get started, email us at info at drutopia.org and let us know what you’re most interested in helping with.

Our Contributing Guide is also a great introduction to the project (https://gitlab.com/drutopia/drutopia/wikis/contributing-doc).