Free software projects

Free software projects are developed as community collaborations and reflect a values-based approach of freely sharing intellectual and technical achievements. Community free software development requires a commitment to openness and collaboration.  

As part of that commitment, Chocolate Lily is engaged in various projects, including contributing to a Drupal distribution aimed at the nonprofit sector.  A Drupal distribution enables those with modest technical skills to install and configure a fully functional Drupal site.  This distribution, Drutopia, allows cost and time savings for small groups, making open source a much more viable option. This project follows on our work building and maintaining the Open Outreach distribution.

Contributed modules (add-ons that enhance the functionality of a core Drupal download) are another major way that those working in the community add to the Drupal project.  We have contributed many modules that have been used on tens of thousands of sites.