[TYPO3-english] TYPO3 6.0 at the corner? How is it possible

François Suter fsu-lists at cobweb.ch
Fri Mar 9 15:52:55 CET 2012

Hi Andi,

> It would be great if we could get back to a real open and worldwide spread
> community with a more basis democratic structure and communicational ways.

There are a lot of very valid points in all of what you said. It took 
years for TYPO3 to start spreading in the US, so one part of the answer 
is patience. The fact that there was a certification in Asia and that 
there's going to be a conference is already an improvement.

Other than that I would say that the best way to make yourself better 
known is to start organizing events, meetings, code sprints, whatever 
and make as much noise as you can about it. The TYPO3 community does not 
really have any central structure which can help local structures. 
Consider the French community: it's very lively, but you nearly never 
see any French developer in these mailing lists. They have their own 
national web site (typo3.fr), their own forums and their own conference 
since years already. In a way it's a shame that they exist in a nearly 
isolated fashion, on the other hand they didn't wait for the creation of 
an official national structure or from some support from the Association 
to get organized. That's also part of an open source movement.

I definitely hope that we are moving towards more democratic processes, 
although it is clear from all these discussions that "democratic" and 
"community" mean different things for different people. From a 
developer's point of view, nothing prevents anyone from contributing 
code to TYPO3 from anywhere in the world, nor even becoming a core team 
member if your contributions are recognized. From a user's point of view 
it is certainly more difficult to get involved, but let's hope this will 
improve in the future.



Francois Suter
Cobweb Development Sarl - http://www.cobweb.ch

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