Improving the Extensions Ecosystem

May 31 through June 8, 2016

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Nicolas Ganivet
Community Discussion
Session type: 
Discussion Group (BoF)
Short Description: 
Community discussion about how to improve the Extensions ecosystem
Session Length: 
90 Minutes
Not CMS-specific

While very robust with more than 1,500 extensions created on top of CiviCRM, the extensions ecosystem is in dire need of improvements on the following points:

-Quality check / Vouching of extensions in the directory

-Maintenance of extensions once they have been released, including bug fixes and version upgrades

-Promotion of extensions to our end-users

One of the perceived issue is that, as the initial version of extensions are often funded by a customer, the issue is then how to fund ongoing maintenance and new releases of extensions in an open-source model

Time Explanation: 
Need time for all the participants input