[development] Download statistics for core

blogdiva at culturekitchen.com blogdiva at culturekitchen.com
Fri Jun 2 15:35:57 UTC 2006

On  02.Jun.2006, at 11:09, Adrian Rossouw wrote:

> also the fact that any serious developer should be using cvs to  
> access it.


This comment of yours is a good example of what I mean when I say  
that developers in Drupal have to move away from the limelight.

Drupal may have started as a project for "serious developers" only  
but at this point, with the explosion of the blogosphere, the project  
cannot really afford to be only for "serious developers".

So in thinking how to track actual use of the software and its patch  
implementation, you need to get down several notches from where you  
are and make your demographics not the serious developer y'all covet  
to come in droves but the non-serious type who want a good product  
that is easy to use for community building.

As I have told many a software / net artist : If a child cannot use  
the artwork consider the UI a failure. In the case of Drupal, you  
dont have to make it easy for a 6 year old to install and maintain,  
but you may want to think more along the lines of ... and yeah, I can  
be sexist about this ... cheerleaders in tight abercrombie and fitch  
wet tshirts wanting to make their own "suicide girls" site.

This, I insist, is the trend that's going to explode in the next 18  

If you can make it easy for that crowd to MySpace themselves, then  
honey, you can make  anything with code.

BTW, anybody in the marketing group here?

Liza Sabater, Publisher

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