CiviCRM

Moodle, Elgg, CivicSpace, CiviCRM and Drupal should join forces

Why?

  • save development effort across projects
  • collaborate on fundraising, marketing, etc.
  • deliver complete solution across application domains on one web framework: CMS, CRM, Course Ware, and Social Apps

What?

  • Phase 1: light integration (single sign on / common installer / unified interface)
  • Phase 2: Leverage Drupal frame-work as appropriate

It will work because

  • Funders love joint projects
  • LAMP is way cheaper than JSP/J2EE
  • This is exactly what CTO's / CIO's at Universities want
  • We have the community! (Drupal: 55,000, Moodle: 8,900, CivicSpace: 2,000 installs)

Precedence

  • Sakai / uPortal / OSPI
  • CivicSpace / Drupal / CiviCRM

Challenges

  • application integration
  • business models

Roadmap

  1. Project leads sign on
  2. Line up University partners (some paying members)
  3. Get industry partners to back project
  4. Merge fundraising targets
  5. Raise seed round from private donors to investigate
  6. Create prototype integration
  7. Raise real money from foundations
  8. Execute
  9. Win
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