[consulting] Drupal Professions Shop Conference Call

Darrel O'Pry dopry at thing.net
Fri Feb 24 21:14:56 UTC 2006

NEWS FLASH: Rebellious Drupal Developers Run Amok.

02-29-2008: Peter Janis
Today Drupal developers began rapidly evolving the core of drupal in an
attempt to undermine the business plans of nagging consultants. 

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On Fri, 2006-02-24 at 13:00 +0100, Bèr Kessels wrote:
> Op vrijdag 24 februari 2006 01:50, schreef Gerhard Killesreiter:
> > I'd be inclined to admit that CSL has done a lot for Drupal awareness,
> > but I don't think so the same is true for CivicActions.
> >
> > And, when push comes to shove, I still define "contributing to Drupal"
> > by "# of core patches" of which I haven't seen any from CA. Or
> > documentation or anything else.
> Drupal is already standing in a split. At least, so I see it. It seems there 
> is a third gap appearing now. 
>  Users, Developers/consultants, Organisers.
> That those end-users and developers have frictions is long known, but let us 
> please make sure that the latter two do not move apart. 
> Organisers that want to organise Drupals workforce is nice. esp if that means 
> higher productivity. But they should recognise that the primary goal *always* 
> is to scratch own itches. While groups selling Drupal, or marketing it, have 
> an itch that involves the whole shazam (from code via docs to the community 
> itself) the lone Contributor/consultant has itches that involve nothing like 
> guilds, shops or certificates. Most often they just want a certain piece of 
> code in. Or some module developed.
> So we should not try to push anything too deep into the structure of our 
> village. Because the guilds, shops, etc, need those developers, but those 
> developers do not need that Organisaition (guilds, shops, etc) per-sé.
> In short: getting structured is nice, but "enfcorcing" (I lack he proper 
> English to find the correct word)  it will only lead to people raising their 
> neck-hair and to friction. and thus to even less structure.
> Bèr

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