[consulting] Drupal considerd dangerous

Gunnar Langemark gunnar at langemark.com
Thu Dec 21 09:48:34 UTC 2006

Dries - I know Peter Van Dijk from my time in the Information Architects 
I think Peter is right - given his vantage point!

It all depends on your business model.
If you sell 80% customized solutions, you may not want a CMS, but maybe 
a more fundamental framework - so you're not "stuck" with specific 
solutions to communications needs - that are contrary to the solutions 
you came up with earlier in your proces where you "pretend" that the 
client can get it any which way he wants.

If you sell STANDARD solutions however, it's a whole different tune. 
Your client will know that he can't get everything just as he likes it - 
but will be stuck with a few standard solutions - (like we had the 
"links" in nodes grouped in Drupal) - and you will have convinced your 
client that he can get a solution somewhat cheaper by going with the 
standard platform, and tweaking it to his needs.

It is in the perception. I think that you - as a consultant - may get 
hurt, if you sell Drupal as an answer to all of your prayers and hopes. 
It will set the bar too high from the outset.

Dries Buytaert wrote:
> http://poorbuthappy.com/ease/archives/2006/12/09/3382/drupal- 
> considered-dangerous-for-startups
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