[development] Drupal Association

Dan Horning lists at danhorning.com
Wed Feb 28 14:43:20 UTC 2007

Hello from a fellow developer

I'm very excited to see this kind of thing starting and that it's being 
done right. We all have seen the faults of other past CMS's (names are 
removed to protect the idiots errr.. i mean innocent) and are very 
thankful for the efforts you and the rest of the association staff have 
taken to make sure these things don't happen with the great product that 
we all have created, both users and developers.

I personally have only been a small feedback part of the development 
process here but am very excited with the direction and speed that we 
are taking towards an already very extensible content management tool.

Thanks Dries


Dries Buytaert wrote:
> Hello world,
> last week I was away from the keyboard, and earlier this week we 
> announced the Drupal Association.  I'm still catching up with e-mail, 
> digging out from the Drupal Association buzz.  I did start committing 
> patches again though.
> Incorporating the Drupal Association was a _lot_ of work -- we worked on 
> it for months.  We don't expect that you instantly understand the ins 
> and outs so if anyone has questions regarding the Drupal Association, 
> I'd be happy to answer them.
> The Statutes are available online 
> (http://association.drupal.org/about/statutes-and-internal-regulations) 
> and we tried to answer all common questions in the FAQ 
> (http://association.drupal.org/about/faq), but if there is anything 
> you'd like to see clarified, just ask.
> The important point (for this mailing list) is Article 4, Section 4 of 
> the Statutes:
>   "The community of Drupal developers decides independently on the
>    functionality on the one hand and on planning the development of
>    the Drupal software on the other. The Association shall not have
>    a casting vote in such matters."
> This means that the Drupal Association can't enforce that certain 
> features make it into Drupal core, nor can it enforce that a contributed 
> module has to incorporate feature X and/or drop feature Y.  Instead, 
> there is a clear separation of powers.  The Drupal Association manages 
> the assets in such a way that it supports the (developer) community, and 
> the (developer) community continues to provide support and works on the 
> code.
> -- 
> Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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