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Community Building Example Typo 3

How do other open source projects organize their community (in this case Typo3)? I'm not familiar with Typo3 as a software but i do know some community members and friends of mine run a mgazine dealing with typo3 and open source in general.

So this topic is very much fed by stuff they told me or stuff I read in their magazine...

The idea for this topic started in the TWikiDotNet discussion on #twiki IRC on Mon, 2007-07-22, 20:00 GMT (see the attached log on TWikiDotNet).

First some similarities.

Both, TWiki and Typo3 have a...

  • community wiki
  • IRC chat
  • usergroups (much bigger than the twiki ones and with regular meetings and own websites)
  • commitees (compareable with eg. our doc working group.)
  • extension repository

What differs the Typo3 community from our community?

  • I'm not sure how big they are compared to twiki but they professionalized their community to a level which is almost comparable with the mozilla community (at least this is my impression).

  • A Typo3 association
    "In November 2004 a group of people from the TYPO3 community including Kasper Skårhøj and other long-term contributors prepared and founded a non-profit organisation called the TYPO3 Association. The main goal is to support core development on a more steady basis and improve the transparency and efficiency of various aspects of the TYPO3 project. Our work is funded by members and sponsors."

  • a snowboard tour
    "Since 2002 TYPO3 enthusiasts met once a year at the TYPO3 Snowboard Tour, our most social event. The idea is to get to know the faces behind the email addresses."

  • yearly TYPO3 conference "T3CON"

  • yearly TYPO3 developer days

  • user goup websites (not just topics)

  • official blog resource
    dozens of blogs running on a official Typo3 server

  • podcasts
    mostly produced by Typo3 founder Kasper Skårhøj dealing with "TYPO3 technology; insights, demos, extensions" and the "Community; people, social life"

  • screen-capture tutorial videos

  • Communication commitee
    Including a kind of press relations officer

  • Corporate identity
    a own font for their cms, logo and mascot

  • official Typo3 book

  • Typo3 merchandise
    t-shirts, coffee cups, hoodies

  • a magazine
    scope is open source in general and typo3. Friends of mine run this magazine wink

A Source of inspiration?

Maybe twiki.org can learn somethings from the typo3 community...

-- Contributors: CarloSchulz - 01 Aug 2007


Cool article. Thanks Carlo. This will help us a lot.

-- MartinSeibert - 16 Jul 2008

TopicClassification TWikiCommunity
TopicSummary How do other open source projects organize their community?

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