[drupal-devel] what do you call a rose?

Kobus Myburgh ITBJDM at puknet.puk.ac.za
Mon Oct 3 16:52:37 UTC 2005

Okay, let me get this straight. What reasons may there be to create an excellent piece of software like Drupal?

1. Personal fame (and maybe a resume) of the developers.
2. Financial gain.
3. A sense of personal victory.
4. The desire to create something special for the world.
5. Investing of time something that you use and have considerable control over its development, as opposed to an out-of-the-box commercial system which is often a pain in the backside.

Okay - that's just a few of the most important reasons why you would develop Drupal.


Let's go through these items:

1. Sure - everyone knows who Gerhard is.
2. Maybe - I don't know if you charge your clients, or even if you have any. Probably.
3. Yes - but this depends on your nature. Are you a person who challenge the status quo? Yes. Okay.
4. Hmmm... - it will not be special to the world if you would make it difficult for them to use it.
5. Yes - this would probably be one of your main reasons if Drupal was yours.

Where am I going with this? Simple:

You may not want to focus on item #4, or feel inclined that if the world will not fit in, they must move out, but, in reality, if everyone felt the way you do, where would Drupal be today?



>>> killesreiter at physik.uni-freiburg.de 10/3/2005 6:42 PM >>>

On Mon, 3 Oct 2005, Kobus Myburgh wrote:

> Your point is taken, however, who is going to do the education? You? Me?
> Other members of the team? Sure, we can make a best effort, but will we
> reach them all, due to the dynamic nature of Drupal's user base?

The people are supposed to educate themselves by means of the docs we got
to provide. If they are too lazy to read it is their problem if they stay
dumb and cannot use excellent software.


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