New project applications

Revisiting Drupal's "New Project Application" Process (Part 1)

This is the second post in series regarding Drupal's New Project Application process. The other posts in this series can be found here: Part 2 Part 3

Over the course of the next few days, hundreds of Drupal enthusiasts will be hopping on planes and heading to London to attend DrupalCon 2011. Unfortunately, I will not ... which means I won't be there for webchick and hejrocker's 'Project Application Process Revisited' core conversation.

As mentioned in this blog's first post, my experience with Drupal's "Project Application Process" is the catalyst which spurred my increased involvement within the Drupal community. As a new Drupal contributor, I found the process painful and extremely de-motivating.

Despite the best efforts of a small group of volunteers, the application backlog has grown to the point where applications may sit for weeks before an initial review, and some may go months from initial ticket to resolution. In the interest of improving this experience for future contributors, I joined the Code Review group on g.d.o ... and as the group members can tell you, I have plenty of thoughts to share on the topic.