Domain Focus Matters
The Drupal framework is particularly good at providing subject matter experts the ability to make their own tools. It matters that eduDU members are also instructional technologists, academics, admissions technologists, librarians, instructors, humanists, scientists, etc. What we bring to Drupal matters as much as the tool itself, which is why we need a dedicated, channel-specific, unfettered collaboration.
This group is managed by people working with Drupal in higher education for other people working with Drupal in higher education. We do not allow vendors access to community so we can have open, honest conversations about experiences working with vendors.
What exactly is an "unconsortium" anyway?
Unlike ordinary consortia, eduDU accepts individuals as members, not institutions. When institutions are the basis of membership, people behave like institutions. Most often, inside a college or university that is doing interesting things with Drupal, there are a handful of individual Drupalists driving that local community. We want to create a network of those people, no matter what institution they work for. Institutional membership would just get in the way of that.