On Wed, 2005-07-13 at 09:22 +0200, Quim Gil wrote: > > This would include things like: > > > > - email addresses > > - whether they've opted in to receive GNOME updates > > - when available, snail mail addresses > > - contribution history > > - event attendance history > > All this can be done with Drupal/CivicSpace. The CRM module  pointed > by Luis is running already in many projects, we are developing a site > for an organization that includes it. > > Drupal has LDAP integration  as well, just in case this is relevant. Were  and  supposed to be pointing somewhere? I'm not sure if LDAP integration is relevant here ... but then again, LDAP integration is a pretty vague term. > Drupal is already a robust and consolidated piece of software. If > instead of writing new code from scratch we spend half this time in > improving whatever we need from Drupal, we will help this interesting > project and its great community. > > Oh, and they got 11 bounties in Google's Summer of Code. This is also > like a warranty that somebody else thinks it's a good piece of code to > promote. Zope had a company behind, it, but our one usage of Zope on gnome.org was a flaming disaster.. [*] The fact that something has a lot of buzz around it doesn't really guarantee much. I think from that and from bugzilla, we've learned various lessons about reusing and customizing software on gnome.org: - It's really important to have an active maintainer for our version. Not keeping up with upstream revisions costs huge amounts of effort in the long run. - The basic scheme for bugzilla.gnome.org where we have our version of the code imported into gnome CVS is a very good idea. - However, despite the previous, deviations from upstream really need to be avoided when possible. Getting changes upstream and then backporting them to our version may work. Regards, Owen [*] In case there are Zope supporters around, I'll admit that it wasn't really Zope causing the problems, but more the squishdot plugin for Zope, and the fact that we didn't have anybody around that understood Zope.
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