Another quarter of significant change in the Mautic project, we've lots going on in many different areas.
Project governance updates
We have now successfully transferred all trademarks and domain names from Acquia to Open Source Collective, which are now held on behalf of the Mautic project.
After extensive discussion and revisions in the Governance Working Group, a new Governance model was proposed which was reviewed and adopted by the existing Community Council.
The new governance model focuses on a precise approach towards decision making, with the General Assembly and Council established as the key decision making bodies.
We have launched membership tiers providing individuals and organizations the opportunity to be part of the Mautic community through several different ways including practical (individual only) and financial contributions.
We continue to share Open Startup reports every month which can be reviewed here: https://www.mautic.org/tag/open-startup.
News from the community
The Mautic Developer Days and Community Sprint took place successfully in July 2023 in Vienna, with various teams working on a range of community growth projects alongside Mautic 5 work.
The Community is consistently growing, with new members signing up and growing contributions even though there was a slight slowdown owing to the holiday season.
New local meetups are getting started in Barcelona, Spain, and Douala, Cameroon, boosting local engagement and building enthusiasm in these regions.
The introduction of the General Assembly and a new tier-based membership model has been positively received by the community, fuelling growth and collaboration.
The Mautic 5.0 alpha version saw extensive testing and bug-fixing during the Developer Days and during Open Source Friday sprints, focusing on implementing Symfony Mailer and Messenger as well as dealing with other deprecations and regressions that have been picked up in testing. A revised timeline to release has just been announced with the aim being that the General Availability will be launched at the beginning of November.
Mautic is experiencing a steady rise in its downloads and its prevalence is growing with many more websites including Mautic tracking over the last quarter.
A new community portal has been established to facilitate better collaboration a more transparent decision making, with the intention to centralize all things community and replace other existing proprietary tools for things like meetups. This is due to launch in the coming weeks.
The Mautic community has notably doubled the amount of financial supporters compared to the same period last year.
Acquia began providing financial contributions, boosting income which has offset some delays in receiving funds through GitHub sponsors.
The newly launched membership model brought in several individual and corporate members, supplementing Mautic’s income. This will be a primary focus in the coming quarter as we move towards financial independence.
Multiple new revenue streams are being established to support the community's ongoing growth, including the establishing of a new official trial provider which will be launching next quarter, and providing a revenue share back to the community for any converted paying customers.
Let's look at the numbers
We've had 455 active members this quarter, which represents around 12% reduction on last quarter. Numbers are however remaining relatively stable in the longer term, whereas ideally we want to see this growing where we have a lot more members being active each quarter. We're starting to work on this in the marketing team, and would value your help and ideas!
We've seen our traditional dip in contributions over the summer months which has impacted this quarter somewhat, however we still have had 474 contributions this quarter from 74 Contributors, 31 of whom were new contributors.
Most active contributors
Over the last 90 days the most active contributors (based on the number of conversations) have been:
Joey Keller 317
Jan Linhart 295
Mattias Michaux 192
Robin Tindall 132
Ekke Guembel 111
Bill F 110
Matic Zagmeister 91
Zdeno Kuzmany 88
Sven Döring 83
Michael Wolman 70
Most engaged contributors
Our most engaged contributors (based on the number of connections they have made with others in the community) have been:
Joey Keller 275
Michael Wolman 146
Jan Linhart 145
Dirk Spannaus 122
Robin Tindall 115
Matic Zagmeister 110
Norman Pracht 105
Mohammed Abu Musa 91
Zdeno Kuzmany 80
Oluwatobi Owolabi 79
Our top contributors this quarter (based on the number of contributions they have made) have been:
Jan Linhart 99
Mattias Michaux 47
Zdeno Kuzmany 37
Joey Keller 18
Volha Pivavarchyk 17
Patryk Gruszka 13
Patrick Jenkner 13
Dennis Ameling 10
Robert Parker 9
Tomas Votruba 8
Most active companies
The companies who were most active in the Mautic Community (based on the number of conversations) are:
Leuchtfeuer Digital Marketing 222
Lead Genius 132
Matic Zagmajster s.p. 91
Moorwald | Sven Döring 83
Surge Media 70
Top contributing companies
The companies who are contributing the most to the Mautic Community (based on the number of contributions) are:
Leuchtfeuer Digital Marketing 39
Matic Zagmajster s.p. 6
Surge Media 4
Implementation of the new governance structure in full swing with all the necessary infrastructure, tooling, and workflows are being put into place.
Expect a surge in community participation and financial contributions due to the newly launched membership model.
In light of various challenges and platform fees, Mautic is considering moving solely to Open Collective for fund collections.
In November we are expecting the rollout of the General Availability Mautic 5.0 release.
Mautic aims to sustain its growth trajectory by attracting more individual and organizational members, increasing product adoption, and uplifting its impact within the business ecosystem.