Diet Civi is a new "working" group within the CiviCRM community.
Our main objectives are to
improve CiviCRM’s ability to support a variety of different workflows on the common core data model.
define, coordinate, foster, and fund projects to achieve this.
Our aim is to represent the partners and community members that recognize themselves more or less in the following statements:
we mainly work on customer sites as part of a team that works with CiviCRM, bringing our CiviCRM knowledge to the table as one of the components
we do not see ourselves as software producers
we tend to see ourselves as the “family members” that know about CiviCRM
our customers tend to use CiviCRM in a best-of-breed environment in combination with other software packages that need to communicate with CiviCRM
we all believe that customer requirements in most cases will lead to extension development rather than core changes
we think we need a stable minimal core with a sustainable extension ecosystem
that the CiviCRM community is a diverse community where different kind of partners and/or community members co-exist and participate wherever possible without trying to convert each other
most of our customers use a few extensions and some are absolutely mandatory because of regional differences
As a working group we would like to undertake the following:
take turns (as members) in issue triage and representing our viewpoints in community discussions and approval processes
assist in version testing from our perspectives
undertake common projects which are important from our common perspective and for which we as members will find funding
ensure that our working group is represented in Civi events and sprints
We think that with this kind of initiative it is important we put our money where our mouth is :-)
CiviCooP has agreed to donate 5% of their annual revenue as a funding for this gro
SYSTOPIA has agreed to aggregate funding for specific proposed changes
Intrigued? Anyone that is interested is welcome to join us (we have a Mattermost channel)! We reckon we just want to do stuff :-)