Good news! During the week of December 15, we're organizing a 5-day Fields in Drupal core code sprint at Acquia! The goal is to get CCK functionality into Drupal 7.

So far, Karen, Yves and Barry have signed up -- Karen and Yves are the main CCK maintainers, and Barry has done a lot of work on CCK as well.

To help us fund the sprint, please consider making a donation using the ChipIn widget on this page. We need money for airline tickets, hotel rooms, food and transportation. It would also be great to fly in a few additional people with extensive core and CCK experience.

I've tentatively worked out a budget of $7,000 USD, which covers flight, food and hotel costs for at least four people (Karen, Yves, and two additional people). Since Acquia is covering my travel expenses and allowing Barry to participate all week long, that gives us six people working on CCK-fields-in-core for an entire week. Any excess money will be used to add more people, or donated to the Drupal Association.

To guarantee that Yves and Karen can attend, Acquia is funding Yves' and Karen's hotel and airplane tickets if enough money can't be raised through donations. Acquia is also providing working space in our Andover office.

We'll try to allow people to participate in the sprint remotely, and provide a daily update on our progress. If you're interested and available to participate, join the Fields in Core group, enable e-mail notifications, and block time in your calendar between December 15 and December 19. We'll use the Fields in Core group to plan and to let you know how you can contribute and participate.

This sprint could be an important moment in Drupal's history, so we're counting on your help. Please consider making a donation using the ChipIn widget or help us raise funds by spreading the word. Hopefully, fields in core can be this year's Christmas present. Thanks!



Yes, I saw that comment and had to chuckle for a moment. I knew you would be pleased with today's announcement and was planning to follow-up on your comment today.

Thanks for your donation, Wim! :)

Mike (not verified):

Great news - a project worthy of a few bucks (or euros or pounds or spacebucks...) from everyone seeing how it will greatly benefit all of us in the future...

Anonymous (not verified):

Cool! I really like where Drupal is going!

I've read somewhere that fields could be abstracted so it could be used for everything (profiles, comments etc). Would be really cool to see some movements in that direction too!

Keep up the good work with everything.

Olivier (not verified):

Would it be possible to make it easier to donate? Personally I do not have paypal or a credit card so I'd prefer a wire transfer. Or if my company wants do donate it would be nice to be able to have an invoice or receipt. You could, for example, bill a day's work or something like that.

chx (not verified):

Please find me at chx1975 gmail com and let's talk about this. I would like to go and I can invoice you.

momendo (not verified):

I can't see a more productive person to get work done than chx. :-)

David Strauss (not verified):

chx is rooming with me, and Four Kitchens will cover his costs there if he would otherwise be paying out-of-pocket.

Behets Tom (not verified):

Thank you very much for this!
I hope we meet the expected 7000$ before december 15th.

Sean (not verified):

I can offer some couch space in the Boston area if it helps cut costs on your code sprint. Just get in touch.