DrupalCon Global 2020
In this session from DrupalCon Global 2020, hear about Mediacurrent’s journey around creating a culture of giving back to support the future sustainability of Drupal. You’ll learn actionable ways to “pay it forward” as an organization and as an individual.
Why Give Back?
Most would agree that the open source software movement has “won” and continues to advance at unprecedented levels. Recently, Drupal has been on the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Drupal powers a number of international nonprofits and government agencies including organizations in Mediacurrent’s home state of Georgia: the CDC National Prevention Information Network, Georgia.gov, and Habitat for Humanity. Organizations like these are seeing the benefits of contributing to open source software:
- Higher quality software
- Free training for employees
- Brand equity/marketing
- Freedom from stress over IP and Licensing
How Organizations Can Give Back
People who are involved in open source have the ability to make an impact in the world.
Open source contributions start with an internal champion or small group of people who take time to evangelize the benefits of getting involved with Drupal or open source projects. By providing dedicated time and recognition to promote contribution efforts, giving back naturally becomes a part of your company culture.