[consulting] Drupal Certification (was: General consultant's vent)
shai at content2zero.com
Mon Aug 10 13:36:27 UTC 2009
I agree with Dries' approach completely.
The Drupal Association taking on certification would just lead
to divisiveness, in my opinion. The Board and General Assembly of the Drupal
Association are accountable to the "community," which is a hard thing to be
accountable to, even without a certification program.
There are many generally accepted Drupal best practices... but there are
also multiple ways to do things. Those multiple ways, in part, is where the
community gets a lot of its energy. Someone's "scratch your own itch" could
become the way everybody does things later on, but might look weird at
first. It would be toxic for the Drupal Association to try to manage that as
part of translating emerging practices into certification.
Owner, Content2zero Web Development <http://content2zero.com>
On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 6:29 AM, Kristof Van Tomme <kristof at pronovix.com>wrote:
> You are right that a certification is only as valuable as the
> organization that is vouching for it.
> So far I only know about the odesk certification. If you can call that
> a certification of course...
> 2009/8/10 Vivek Khurana <hiddenharmony at gmail.com>:
> > On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Kristof Van Tomme <kristof at pronovix.com
> > wrote:
> >> In this comparison
> >> Drupal == Linux
> >> Acquia Drupal == Red Hat Linux
> >> In contrast with Drupal both Red Hat and MySQL are open source
> >> projects with a commercial entity at the core. So your comparison
> >> Vivek, doesn't hold.
> > My comparison was not in terms of the commercial or non-commercial but
> > terms of quality of the certificate. Whether they have commercial entity
> > non-commercial entity at the core does not matter to me. The point I want
> > raise is we need to have a body at the core to ensure the quality of xyz
> > certificate given by ACME corporation and DA can act as that body.
> > Btw if you can point a non-commercial entity that is conducting
> > certification in drupal, that will be very helpful.
> > regards
> > Vivek
> > --
> > The hidden harmony is better than the obvious!!
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