Scratch-your-own-itch code contributions from individuals and organizations are essential to the success of any open source project. However, these tactical contributions need to sit within a strategic vision as the project scales and grows. As we’ve seen in the Drupal 8 development cycle, strategic initiatives can be difficult to execute within a largely volunteer-based, do-ocracy culture. Drupal Association Treasurer Tiffany Farriss will explore how other open source communities provide a strategic framework to their communities and how the Drupal Association could provide structural support to balance the needs of contributors and a successful project.
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