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DrupalCON Baltimore Drupal for Grassroots Groups Birds of a Feather

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Drutopia is an initiative to build a Drupal for the grassroots, combining the principles of software freedom, community ownership, and intersectional politics to co-develop technologies that meet our needs and reflect our values.

Tools such as Squarespace and NationBuilder have lowered the cost for launching a website. However, these tools are limited in functionality and push people getting into web development for a cause into the dead end of proprietary services.

We are developing an ecosystem of Drupal distributions meeting the unique needs of grassroots nonprofits, unions, food co-ops, small businesses, and others making big change on small budgets. We will also build member-owned platforms for providing this software as a service, so the people most affected have ease of use and powerful features yet full control. All SaaS users will also be members of Drutopia, the organization, and will drive the vision of the project including, crucially, guiding the development of new features.

We are looking for designers, authors, community organizers, media strategists, artists, developers, open-source enthusiasts, information architects, project managers, activists, and anyone passionate about community technology to join us.