October 21 to 23, 2011

UC Berkeley, California

A culmination of the brightest Drupal minds in the technology hub of the world


Commons: Building amazing communities without proprietary software

We know that Drupal and open source software are disruptive technologies, but the connection between awesome contributions and market wins over proprietary software is not always clear. The Commons distribution powers amazing community websites used by Fortune 500 companies and educational institutions, and is the only open-source competitor among several proprietary vendors in the lucrative market for social business software.

In this session, we’ll discuss:

- What are Drupal distributions and why are they important?
- Key features in the new Commons 2.0.
- How Commons competes with Jive and other proprietary social business software
- How the Commons team is working to increase integration with Drupal.org to harness and contribute to the Drupal community
- How you can get involved!