Drupal.org Q1 2023 Highlights: Digital Public Good Recognition and More

Drupal.org, the online hub for the Drupal community, has seen some significant developments in the first quarter of 2023. In a blog post authored by Alex Moreno Lopez, readers are provided with an insightful overview of the latest advancements and achievements within the Drupal ecosystem.

Drupal Recognized as a Digital Public Good

One of the standout highlights in the report is Drupal's recognition as a Digital Public Good. The Digital Public Good registry, aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations, acknowledges digital goods, including open-source software, that contribute to these global objectives. This recognition not only reaffirms Drupal's commitment to the Open Web but also enhances its credibility for users in the public sector. Drupal's recognition as a Digital Public Good is a testament to the community's dedication and the positive impact it has on the world.

Securing AutoUpdates OSTIF.org Partnership

The article also sheds light on the Drupal.org secure signing infrastructure for Automatic Updates and Project Browser, which is now in the testing phase. The Drupal Association has partnered with the Open Source Technology Improvement Fund (OSTIF) to identify an external security vendor to audit PHP TUF and Rugged, the critical software libraries used to secure the Drupal.org supply chain for Automatic Updates and the Project Browser. This collaboration aims to ensure the highest levels of security and trust for Drupal users

GitLab CI Templates and Issue Credit

The Drupal community is actively working on enhancing the GitLab Continuous Integration (GitLab CI) experience. Projects opting to use GitLab CI can now leverage a .gitlab-ci.yml template provided by the Drupal Association, streamlining testing procedures in line with core development standards. Additionally, a system to manage contribution credit in GitLab is being implemented, allowing for the creation and storage of contribution credit information from external sources.

GitLab Issue Migration and Collaboration

With GitLab CI set to roll out for all projects on Drupal.org, the next phase involves migrating projects to GitLab issues. The focus here is on addressing shared access to issue forks, ensuring smoother collaboration among contributors. Innovative tools, including an issue bot and webhooks, are being developed to simplify collaboration within the GitLab environment.

Other Notable Improvements

The first quarter of 2023 has seen multiple performance improvements and bug fixes in Drupal's GitLab installation. Working closely with GitLab maintainers, the Drupal team resolved issues related to repository file sizes, replication, and more, ultimately enhancing the overall performance of git.drupalcode.org.

Drupal.org's Q1 2023 report showcases the community's commitment to innovation, security, and collaboration. Drupal's recognition as a Digital Public Good aligns with its mission to support the Open Web and signifies its positive impact on global sustainability goals. With ongoing improvements and partnerships, Drupal continues to evolve and excel as a leading open-source content management system.

For a detailed look at these developments and more, read the full blog post authored by Alex Moreno Lopez on Drupal.org. Drupal's future is bright, and its community-driven approach remains a driving force in shaping the web's landscape.

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