droopress #013 - Always Together?

20100424 Rebuilding Together 207Larry Garfield wrote an interesting article overview about Drupal's ladder of engagement. The short version is

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

I agree 100% on his article and it inspired me for this issue. Annoyingly, you can use this quote for nearly every strategy where people are involved. I think the right mix is important. Sometimes you have to go fast, sometimes you have to stop and think about your behaviour and sometimes you have to go together.

At the moment I am writing a Joomla! 1.6 beginners book. It's fun and I hope it will be ready at the end of the month. While writing I get in touch with lots of things happening around Joomla!. The project and the people behind the project are going in so many directions, sometimes alone, sometimes together, sometimes they return, they discover something new, they tease and love each other, they are fighting about bloody details - maybe you understand what I am trying to express - the normal human behaviour.

All these processes are running in parallel and sometimes the common goals prevail. If that happens, a project is particularly strong.

The useless discussions about which system achieves world domination does not matter for a customer. It is the wrong question from the customer's point of view. Which system you use depends on the needs, abilities and wishes of the client and, of course, on your capabilities.

It is still not possible for us to use the Joomla! software package in every business case we have to solve (the same is valid for Drupal and WordPress). And it is not necessary, there are so many possibilities to solve our clients' problems. Monoculture is the end of evolution - ask the other Steve!

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