More transparency and predictability
With initiatives, we are providing a bigger picture plan for future development of TYPO3 enabling the wider community to give feedback, contribute and collaborate. As each initiative contains a defined set of goals and steps to achieve them, contributing gets easier. In the past we often had discussions about why certain decisions were taken or regarded necessary, with the initiatives we want to provide more information on the motivation behind these decisions and a way to associate the single steps with the ultimate goal, making TYPO3 core development more predictable for the team and the community.
Initiatives are formed when a group of interested people come together and create a plan for a topic. Once the basic plan has been formulated, the topic may be discussed on decisions.typo3.org to incorporate more feedback from the community. Every initiative then needs an agreement of the TYPO3 product team and a mentor from the core team responsible for mentoring the team, tracking progress, coordinating with other initiatives and periodically posting status updates.
Join an initiative!
Everybody is invited to join an initiative to contribute to the future development of TYPO3. All initiatives are published on typo3.org with information about the goals, milestones and current status as well as contact information to get in touch and join the initiatives.
As we are still in the forming phase, not all planned initiatives are published yet. Stay tuned - there’s more to come.