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We're Taking an Open Direction with Web Communities: Are You In?

Mar 28, 2008, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Pirillo)

"For the community of community owners, operators, moderators, and members: we need better options, and I believe we need them to exist on open platforms. We all have different tastes and we all use different tools, but I think we all can accept that community software should help us grow and flourish. One potential platform for us is found in Drupal, an open source content management system (CMS) that can be molded into a powerful, integrated suite of community experiences--something that can help us make sense of all these social networks we belong to.

"For the geeks: Drupal has so much power in its core, and enough fantastic community-contributed modules, that I think it's time to assemble an Install Profile, complete with beautiful (accessible, microformat'ed, high quality) themes, pre-set Views for any Web community to either install on their own or have hosted at any given Web host that supports Drupal with optimizations..."

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