[development] An alternative to common thinking in 5->6 migration

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Thu Mar 12 02:29:27 UTC 2009

Marcel Partap wrote:
> Well of course but i really missed some voices from those high-profile
> developers. BTW nothing would change for them, especially no increase 
> in work-load.

If you would like a voice from a high profile developer, here is my voice:

I find work on core to be incredibly, mind-numbingly dull. Not due to 
the work, but due to the difficulty of getting it committed. If i had to 
go through a gateway process on my own projects, where someone who 
doesn't even necessarily understand the project has to decide whether or 
not it gets committed was in the way, I would certainly have never ended 
up a big time Drupal developer. The openness of contrib allowed me to 
succeed on my own merits.

It has allowed others to fail on their own merits. What it hasn't yet 
done is provided the community a way of letting people know about the 
successes and failures of developers. We need to focus on community 
moderation, not source code moderation.

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