Rob Thorne releases Initial CiviNode code

CiviNode is a module and API that exposes CiviCRM contacts, groups, and other CiviCRM object types to Drupal as nodes. It's designed to make CiviCRM easier to use and integrate with all of the Drupal tools and techniques you've come to know and love. For example, once you've mirrored a CiviCRM contact into Drupal, you will be able to:

* Catagorize it with taxonomies
* Attach event or location information
* Track what's happening with the contact with a work-flow
* Control the way it displays by theming it.

CiviNode Module

Why to go Rob (Torenware Networks)!!

Eric Mckenna contributes CiviCRM-Drupal Taxonomy Integration

Drupal provides a very strong taxonomy system to classify content. Contacts could benefit from that taxonomy functionality.

You can see Eric Mckenna's cookbook here:

OpenNGO auf Deutsch!

Axel Rüweler has completed an initial German translation of OpenNGO using our translation tool at

Special thanks to Axel for dedicating the time to complete the translation.

If you are interested in completing a translation of OpenNGO in your language, simply contact Michał Mach on the CRM development list.

Good Ideas in Open Source: Foundations & Corporations

The Mozilla Foundation, the folks behind Firefox and Thunderbird, have announced the Mozilla Corporation, a for-profit corporate subsidiary wholley owned by the 501-c-3 nonprofit Mozilla Foundation.

This precisely mirrors the structure we have choosen to support CiviCRM and OpenNGO. The Social Source Foundation, a 501-c-3 nonprofit, shepards the open source software along, creates code, builds community and generally tries to create a healthy ecosystem. We also have a wholly-owned for profit subsidiary that will offer an ASP version of our software at a small monthly fee (approximately $50 per month).

CiviCRM in Khmer, Thai, Spanish, Polish, Portugese

CiviCRM 1.0 Beta has been released in Polish and English. We have a bunch of other translations that have been started on our translation server. Current translations in progress include: Spanish (Español) Thai ( ไทย), Khmer Brasilian Portuguese (Português) Polish took about 24 person-hours to do the translation, so we expect each language would require a similar level of effort. Khmer and Thai are particularly exciting since they demonstrate that we can support non-roman alphabets. The next step is to support non-left-to-right languages like Arabic and Japanese.