Originally the solution was developed by a group of 50 Dutch Associations, under the name of "Ledenadministratie Online" ("LAO" as we call it). LAO only worked on a specific technical server setup, and the extension couldn't be downloaded. However it is very usuable for other associations in Europe, so it was decided that the software should be open-source and multi langual. We are going to develop the open-source version in the same manner as we did Ledenadministratie Online: by crowdfunding.
We defined the following steps to make it open-source (GPLv2) and downloadable:
1. Creating an official Joomla extension for the JED.
- moving all configuration to the backend;
- making multi langual and translate to English;
- making the documentation available online in two languages: English and Dutch;
- compile an installation version for Joomla.
3. Research how to integrate My Member Software in the other important open source Content Management Systems (CMS's): Wordpress / Drupal.
Each step needs its own programming and functional designs, so there is costs involved. The steps need to be in this order (no step 2 if step 1 isnt ready), but we can stop at anytime depending on the crowdfunding success; Euro's. So if your Association, Club or foundation is interested in member administration in Wordpress or Drupal, consider to contribute a bit extra so that step 1 and 2 are funded.