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 (maybe even worldwide), so it was decided that the software should be open-source and multi langual. We developed 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.
2. Creating data interfaces to accountancy programs to collect subscriptions and one time events. The first data interface synchronizes member data to Conscribo. So the secretary can overview the member administration on the website and the treasurer can work in the accountancy program. More interfaces are investigated: for example E-Boekhouden.
3. Possibly translating to Spanish, German and French.
4. 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 first two steps were completed successfully, so you can buy and use the program richt now, for only 59 euro inc VAT. If your Association, Club or foundation is interested in member administration in Wordpress or Drupal, consider to contribute a bit so that step 3 and 4 are funded.