Moving Open Atrium Forward

Since taking over Open Atrium we have been asked by many of you in the community about our roadmap and pathway forward. Jeff's recent interview with Open Source CMS Pro lays out some key points and objectives we are looking to achieve towards this effort.

Since taking over Open Atrium we have been asked by many of you in the community about our roadmap and pathway forward. Jeff's recent interview with Open Source CMS Pro lays out some key points and objectives we are looking to achieve towards this effort.  Since February, Phase2 has been working to understand more about how Open Atrium is being used and extended, and what it needs in the near future. We're seeing a robust community of developers customizing Open Atrium, and we're eager to support their efforts by highlighting their contributed Features and making them more available to the community. We are also looking to the Atrium community for new features being developed, such as Nuvole's recent feature, Atrium Folders. As Jeff notes; "One of our goals for supporting Open Atrium is to find better ways to highlight and make findable the excellent features that others are building."

As for a specific roadmap of features, we're developing that now. But, some features under consideration are:

Maintenance (This is our highest priority to address in OA 1.0)

  • Security updates and Drupal/module patching
  • Critical bugs from the Open Atrium case tracker
  • Documentation additions/improvements

Improvements and Enhancements to Existing Features

  • Calendar (e.g. taxonomy awareness in color coding)
  • Emails & Notifications (e.g. "reply to post", improved customization options)
  • Case Tracker (e.g. better organization, filtering)
  • Members (e.g. search, enhanced profile attributes, better organization, filtering)

New Features (This is just a sampling of features included in Open Atrium, which were contributed and built by the community.)

  • File management 
  • Feedreader
  • Ideation 
  • Improve dashboard/page configuration
  • Improved OpenID/SSO integration
  • Location awareness

 So, if you've been curious about where Open Atrium is headed, this latest interview will satiate your appetite. If you are actively developing new features let us know. Together, as a collaborative open source community, we can increase the value of this collaboration tool for the wide variety of users working to foster communities of practice.

Tony Kopetchny