The TYPO3 Association is a not-for-profit organisation and was founded in 2004 to provide funds for long-term development goals, which would not be possible otherwise. Since then it has been able to draw over 750 members, companies, and freelancers alike. The funds are coming from membership fees, donations, and the annual TYPO3 Conference, T3CON. Everyone can apply for funding for his or her project, as long as it provides substantial and sustained value to the project and its users. Among the development efforts funded by the Association are various improvements to TYPO3 CMS. The usage of funds is decided upon by the members via the Expert Advisory Board. Becoming a member will help TYPO3 to help you and will foster its ongoing development.
Starting from the basic idea, to raise money through membership fees to pay for long-term development, a few other goals have been added:
- Organization of events for the purpose of information and education of its members.
- Supporting the adaption of international software standards within TYPO3.
- Education and certification to ensure quality of service.
- Communication with its members and the general public, to spread the further knowledge and proficiency for the usage of the TYPO3 software, especially by virtue of its project website.
The Bronze membership is the best way to go if you are a freelancer offering TYPO3 services to your customers, or an individual using TYPO3 regularly.
If you are a small company providing TYPO3 services or use TYPO3 as an end-user on a regular basis, you might want to consider becoming a Silver Level Association member.
If you are a mid-sized company providing TYPO3 services or use TYPO3 in your company on a regular basis, you might want to consider becoming a Gold Level Association member.
If your company does little else than TYPO3 services, or you have saved thousands in licensing fees because you are using TYPO3, you should really be a Platinum member.
OpenExpo will open its new season with an event on Open Source Content Management Systems that will be held on October 15 in Madrid.
The last of the TYPO3 Agency Meetups stops for 2014 will be in Mannheim.
TYPO3 will be present at the Internet Festival in Pisa, between October 9 and October 12.
The TYPO3 Marketing Team will visit France on November 13.
The roadshow of the TYPO3 Agency Meetups continues towards Switzerland.
The Education Committee organizes a Learning Units sprint in December in Kiel and calls for participation.
Cebab for all - regular meeting of the Board and EAB in Karlsruhe.
The roadshow of the TYPO3 Agency Meetups continues and expands over the German border.
On Octrober 1st 2014, the TYPO3 Marketing Team will meet the TYPO3 Agencies of the Netherlands and Belgium area for another interesting day together.
The TYPO3 Association will be present with a booth at the Travel Expo in Cologne from September 23 - 24. Travel Expo is the most important tourism trade fair in Germany.