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Drupal Community Raises $500,000 to Keep World's Leading Independent Open Source Content Management System Nonprofit Thriving

Drupal.org - Mon, 05/11/2020 - 21:08


PORTLAND, Ore., May 11, 2020—The CDC, NIH, and Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders—among many others—depend on the power of Drupal, the largest independent open source content management system, to keep their websites dynamic and secure. But the cancellation of the Drupal Association’s annual keystone fundraising event—originally scheduled for May 2020—put the nonprofit’s finances in jeopardy.

COVID-19 has delivered a particularly hard economic hit to non-profits, and the Drupal Association (DA) is no exception,” says Heather Rocker, executive director of the DA. “When we made the decision to cancel DrupalCon North America 2020 for the safety of our attendees, the next question was how to recover those funds so we could continue operations for our community of millions around the world.”

Enter #DrupalCares, a global fundraiser conceived with the hopes of bridging the significant funding gap left as a result of the pandemic. While the campaign had a strong start, what really put the fundraising into overdrive was the #DrupalCares match challenge, a $100,000 matching grant for individual contributions funded by Drupal creator Dries Buytaert and his wife Vanessa. Then a coalition of Drupal businesses came together to match those contributions again—bringing the potential impact up to $300,000. These contributions, together with the contributions from Drupal service providers and end-users, accelerated the campaign dramatically.
As of today, May 11, 2020, #DrupalCares has raised $500,000, meeting its 60-day goal in just over 30 days.  Nearly 150 businesses and organizations, along with over 2,000 individual donors and members donated, to reach the goal in record time.  
"I'm in awe of how quickly the Drupal community rallied to raise funds for the Drupal Association,” said Dries Buytaert, founder of Drupal. “With this fundraising campaign behind us, the Drupal Association can refocus on key initiatives such as the Drupal 9 launch next month.

“DrupalCon has been an important reason for Drupal's success,” said Buytaert. “Even though we'll be gathering virtually this summer, I'm very excited that DrupalCon will live on. I'd like to thank everyone who helped us reach our goals—the Drupal community is stronger than ever."
While the nonprofit Drupal Association was impacted by COVID-19, the Drupal ecosystem remains strong. As Buytaert wrote in March, open source software seems to be recession-proof.
“Open Source has grown to be more secure, more flexible, and more stable than ever before,” said Buytaert. “Today, the benefits of Open Source are even more compelling than during past recessions.”
Open source contribution also provides an excellent opportunity for individuals to expand their skills—or even re-skill—during this time of record unemployment. Drupal has demonstrated once again that the power of community and the open source model make projects like Drupal the best possible investment in uncertain times.
In addition to the #DrupalCares campaign, the majority of original DrupalCon 2020 sponsors allowed the Association to retain their sponsorship dollars as the event prepares to shift to its first-ever virtual DrupalCon Global 2020.  
“Like so many organizations, we had to pivot quickly on a major keystone event, but we also had to pivot quickly on a product launch, as we were planning to introduce Drupal 9, our first major software upgrade in almost five years, at DrupalCon,” says Rocker. “DrupalCon was originally scheduled to host approximately 3,000 attendees in May 2020 in Minneapolis, so we didn’t have time for a ‘wait and see’ approach. I’m grateful to a solid, creative Association staff and the extended leadership of our Drupal community who are willing to do whatever it takes to make this event a success.”
“Additionally, Drupal 9 is scheduled to launch on schedule in early June, which is a testament to how dedicated this community is to continuing to be trailblazers—even now, when a delay caused by these world events would have been no surprise,” said Rocker.
The #DrupalCares fundraising campaign remains active through May 31, 2020. To learn more about Drupal or make a donation, visit www.Drupal.org.
About Drupal and the Drupal Association
Drupal is the open source content management software behind millions of websites and applications, boasting a community of 46,000-plus developers and more than 1.3 million users on Drupal.org. The Drupal Association is the non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the Drupal software project, fostering the community, and supporting its growth.
For more information contact Heather Rocker,  heather@association.drupal.org

Categories: Drupal

A Virtual Classroom to Support America’s Military Families

Drupal.org - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 20:22
Completed Drupal site or project URL: https://www.virtuallabschool.org/

The Virtual Lab School (VLS) supports military educators with training and enrichment around educational practices from birth through age 12. Their curriculum was developed by a partnership between Ohio State University and the U.S. Department of Defense to assist direct-care providers, curriculum specialists, management personnel, and home-based care providers. Because of the distributed nature of educators around the world, courses and certifications are offered virtually through the VLS website.

VLS came to Oomph to create the next generation of their distance learning platform with a focus on security, performance, and scalability for wider adoption.

Categories: Drupal

BNP Paribas Real Estate Germany

Drupal.org - Fri, 04/24/2020 - 11:21
Completed Drupal site or project URL: https://www.realestate.bnpparibas.de

The main goal for our customer was to relaunch the BNP Paribas Real Estate Germany website and thus reposition digitally.

Categories: Drupal

Contributing to Drupal: A ‘someday’ hopeful makes his first Core commit with community help

Drupal.org - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 22:13

Pekens Antoine (pekens, pictured here) was doing research on content management systems while running a digital marketing agency, and was exploring Drupal, which he viewed as a “well-thought-out system being developed by a lot of smart people,” and with that he “wasn’t sure if a contribution from myself could make a difference.”

But Drupal and its community held his interest, and in 2018, he attended his first Drupal event—DrupalCon Nashville. He went on to participate in two Drupal Camps as well thus far. It’s been these in-person experiences that left a lasting impression.

“It’s a great feeling to walk up to the maintainer of a project you use every single day and ask them a question,” he says.

This feeling was amplified at the New Jersey Drupal Camp afterparty earlier this year, when he met people and they all spontaneously opened up their computers and worked on a Drupal Core issue that had come up in conversation.

“I realized that I could probably learn a lot about Drupal from the people at the table,” [who he offers a ‘shout out’ to: @traviscarden, @bnjmnm, @tedbow, and @jrockowitz], “and I wanted to do more than build sites with Drupal—I wanted to help build Drupal. They were kind enough to show me their process.

Travis Carden notes: “What I thought was particularly compelling about his story was the fact that he didn't previously view himself as a potential Drupal contributor. He said, ‘I would like to someday be able to contribute.’ But he was eagerly received by the group of us.” 

Their conversation continued on Slack:

Travis Carden I don't know if you already saw it or not, but your Drupal core patch got committed the same night: https://www.drupal.org/project/drupal/issues/3110525 It now appears on your profile: https://www.drupal.org/u/pekens Congratulations, and welcome to the ranks of Core contributors!

Categories: Drupal

NYU Steinhardt: Helping prospective students chart their course

Drupal.org - Fri, 03/13/2020 - 23:18
Completed Drupal site or project URL: https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/

NYU Steinhardt has much to offer students—and that was a problem for the school’s website. The site needed to give students a simpler, less overwhelming introduction to the university, while still providing a comprehensive picture of all the school has to offer.

The breadth of available programs at NYU Steinhardt is impressive, but it presented a problem for the school’s website. Over the years, various departments and administrative units had developed their own online look-and-feel and maintained multiple sites. This approach complicated the user experience and made it difficult for prospective students to locate the programs that interested them. This issue became more apparent to the school’s web development team—and its administration—in the wake of efforts to build a responsive layout with standardized elements and to make all the templates digitally accessible. As part of those projects, the team grappled with the reality that each department—and the various sites that formed NYU Steinhardt’s online experience—used different layouts, navigation, and headers. The school needed to convey the variety of its program offerings, as well as provide necessary information for faculty, staff, and alumni. But it needed to do so in a consistent way—one that would help improve the experience for students making a significant and challenging decision.

Categories: Drupal

I'm supporting open source: Drupal Association membership drive

Drupal.org - Wed, 03/11/2020 - 22:59

Today, we're launching a membership drive. You can help by sharing our message and showing your support.

Help grow membership by visiting our campaign page and sharing with your network. We're supporting the global Drupal project and community with your help!  Together, we make the open source community stronger.

Get your 2020 Membership Certificate

Active members can download a personalized certificate now, and one way to contribute to this membership drive is to print out your certificate (or display it on a screen) and share your selfie with us. Tag with #joinDrupalAssoc #OpenSource, #supportOpenSource to show you care.

Our heartfelt thanks to you—members and supporters—for contributing and participating as individuals and organizations.

Ready to help? Share a post like this or craft your own. 

Categories: Drupal

SVG Formatter - Critical - Cross site scripting - SA-CONTRIB-2020-005

Drupal.org - Wed, 03/04/2020 - 19:06
Project: SVG FormatterDate: 2020-March-04Security risk: Critical 15∕25 AC:Basic/A:User/CI:Some/II:Some/E:Proof/TD:AllVulnerability: Cross site scriptingDescription: 

SVG Formatter module provides support for using SVG images on your website.

This security release fixes third-party dependencies included in or required by SVG Formatter. XSS bypass using entities and tab.

This vulnerability is mitigated by the fact that an attacker must be able to upload SVG files.


Install the latest version:

Also see the SVG Formatter project page.

Reported By: Fixed By: Coordinated By: 
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