Drupal’s recognition as a Digital Public Good(DPG) by the UN for helping achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a significant achievement that invites more governments and non-profit organizations to explore the benefits of using Drupal.
Herndon, Virginia Apr 19, 2023 (Issuewire.com) – Zyxware Technologies is happy to share the news of Drupal being recognised as a Digital Public Good (DPG) by the Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA). The DPG status is granted to software that adheres to best practices and helps achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) put forward by the United Nations (UN).
To receive the Digital Public Good designation, software must meet the Digital Public Goods Standard, a set of guidelines that ensure digital solutions conform to the definition of a digital public good. Drupal passed the DPGA’s nine indicators and requirements test, which included adherence to privacy and applicable laws, compliance with standards and best practices, and protection from harassment. Drupal’s recognition as a DPG by the DPGA is a significant achievement that encourages more governments and non-profit organizations to explore the benefits of using Drupal.
The initiative to have Drupal recognized as a DPG was kickstarted when Daniel Cothran (John Snow, Inc) publicly asked the Drupal Community why Drupal was not a DPG. The question was accepted as a challenge by the Drupal community. A discussion thread started on the Drupal Governance Project. Anoop John, Founder and CTO of Zyxware Technologies Private Limited, played an important role in the application process. Multiple people from the community, including Tim Lehnen (CTO Drupal Association), Tim Doyle (CEO Drupal Association), Von Eaton (Director, Programs), Kristin Romaine(Ex Chief Resource Officer), Rachel Lawson (Senior Manager, Digital Impact Alliance) and many other contributors to the application process to get Drupal acknowledged as a Digital Public Good. Dries Buytaert reviewed the application, and Tim Lehnen took up the responsibility of submitting it and coordinating with DPGA through their evaluation process.
This recognition is a significant milestone for Drupal and the Drupal Community. Being listed as a DPG will make it easier for companies to justify using Drupal and potentially direct funding for specific feature sets. This is even more relevant for publicly funded organizations including governments, nonprofits, and educational institutions. The case for them using Drupal becomes stronger. It is a testament to the community’s hard work and dedication to creating software that adheres to the highest standards and helps achieve the UN’s SDGs.
Zyxware Technologies is proud to have played an important role in this achievement and to be part of the global Drupal community that has together taken Drupal to this status. This recognition demonstrates that great things can happen when individuals take small steps toward a common goal.
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