[development] Very concerned over Drupal's core development

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Tue Apr 21 13:51:07 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 21 April 2009 8:04:21 am Matt Farina wrote:

> Second, we seem to have a bit of an identity crisis. Is drupal a
> framework or a CMS? If it's both should they be cleanly separated? How
> does this and should this work? Moving the CMS like features into
> contrib, as some have suggested, seems to be centered around this. If
> we have a drupal framework and a drupal cms do we have maintainers for
> each piece? How does this interaction work?

Last week, I gave a workshop at the Museums and the Web conference in 
Indianapolis on remote data handling in Drupal.  One of the main things I 
drove home during the session was that Drupal has a split personality of CMS 
and framework... and that is a very very good thing.  That is what makes 
Drupal powerful and well-suited to, in that case, remote data handling within 
a CMS.  That multiple personality disorder is great, because you get to pick 
which Drupal personality you speak to at any given time.

"Both" is the answer that has gotten Drupal so far.  Let's not drop half of 
our power.  Balance is the answer.

Larry Garfield
larry at garfieldtech.com

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