[development] RFC: drupal as a moving target

Robert Douglass rob at robshouse.net
Mon Apr 28 14:56:49 UTC 2008

On Apr 28, 2008, at 4:32 PM, Victor Kane wrote:

> I use Ubuntu, the free, open source, off-the-shelf release, and I am  
> not forced to pay for a "Red Hat" version to rely upon it.

You *could* pay for Ubuntu, if you wanted, though.

> The question being raised is this: Is Drupal being driven to be such  
> a fast moving target that real time-to-market costs can only be  
> afforded by large shops?
> If the answer were yes, then we are forced to examine whether  
> economic/financial/corporate interests are at work pushing it in  
> that direction.

Canonical is credited with speeding up the development of Debian,  
quite the opposite of making it "business friendly" by slowing it  
down. If we're going to compare Drupal (and Acquia's Carbon) to  
Ubuntu, the more accurate comparison might be Drupal=Debian,  

> Instead of sweeping the issue under the carpet.
> Victor Kane
> http://awebfactory.com.ar

Robert Douglass

Senior Drupal Advisor
robert at acquia.com
+1 517 639 0204 (US)
+49 228 4097 197 (Germany)

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