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Community | openparenthesis.org | Jun. 5, 2015

What can the WordPress community learn from the State of Drupal (2015)?

In-depth post from John Eckman, the CEO of 10up, describing the things our community can learn from the State of Drupal.

What can the WordPress community learn from the State of Drupal (2015)?

Community | openparenthesis.org | Jun. 5, 2015

Last year I wrote a post about what the WordPress community could learn from the State of Drupal, Dries’ annual address at DrupalCon (aka the Driesnote, carrying a similar importance as Matt’s State of the Word in the WordPress community). It’s time for a 2015 update. tl,dr; version
What can the WordPress community learn from the state of Drupal?
The Drupal Association, which organizes DrupalCon and promotes Drupal adoption via marketing and developer outreach – offers a model for the potential evolution of the WordPress Foundation
Outreach is critical. We can’t just speak to the WordPress community but need to reach out to potential users/customers and sell the benefits of the platform in a language they understand
A willingness to experiment – with fundraising approaches, with the hiring of paid teams to supplement the open source core project (Mark Boulton design’s work on Drupal 7 for example) – has helped the Drupal community move forward. This doesn’t mean all those experiments would work for WordPress, but we should be open to new approaches
The potential for organizational and client attribution on contributions is an interesting idea for rewarding companies who give back –