It's The People Stupid!

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This was the keynote at SANDcamp in San Diego. It is a quick look at the value of people in open source software, specifically the Drupal community.

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It's The People Stupid!

  1. 1. It’s the people, stupid! The real power of Drupal SANDcamp, San Diego, CA Addison Berry January 2009 Lullabot
  2. 2. What is Open Source? A little frame of reference
  3. 3. http://flickr.com/photos/16038409@N02 No money!
  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hebe Free speech - say and do what you want
  5. 5. What is Drupal?
  6. 6. We think of the code we download That’s half of it - the other half is the people The people e!ect the code which e!ects all the people using it, who in turn e!ect the code...
  7. 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/greencolander We think of the code we download That’s half of it - the other half is the people The people e!ect the code which e!ects all the people using it, who in turn e!ect the code...
  8. 8. “It’s really the Drupal community and not so much the software that makes the Drupal project what it is. So fostering the Drupal community is actually more important than just managing the code base.” - Dries Buytaert
  9. 9. What’s the point? What is the goal or purpose of Drupal?
  10. 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/eam Software doesn’t have a goal beyond “working”
  11. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedepartment People have goals and that drives the software All perspectives can be part of it, but don’t assume your perspective or needs will be done for you by others
  12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedepartment http://www.flickr.com/photos/andycpics People have goals and that drives the software All perspectives can be part of it, but don’t assume your perspective or needs will be done for you by others
  13. 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedepartment http://www.flickr.com/photos/antitezo http://www.flickr.com/photos/andycpics People have goals and that drives the software All perspectives can be part of it, but don’t assume your perspective or needs will be done for you by others
  14. 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedepartment http://www.flickr.com/photos/antitezo http://www.flickr.com/photos/andycpics http://www.flickr.com/photos/sebastian-silva People have goals and that drives the software All perspectives can be part of it, but don’t assume your perspective or needs will be done for you by others
  15. 15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedepartment http://www.flickr.com/photos/antitezo http://www.flickr.com/photos/andycpics http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbprzd http://www.flickr.com/photos/sebastian-silva People have goals and that drives the software All perspectives can be part of it, but don’t assume your perspective or needs will be done for you by others
  16. 16. How does this work?
  17. 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/froboy Do-ocracy: the person who does it gets the job. You don’t need to be an “expert”
  18. 18. http://www.flickr.com/photos/heather-dietz Communication: share what you do it goes both ways, but you need to initiate contact with others or they won’t know you’re there
  19. 19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dotpolka/ There are asshats in every community. Don’t be one.
  20. 20. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dotpolka/ There are asshats in every community. Don’t be one.
  21. 21. You matter. Each person that uses Drupal can have an impact on the software and the millions of other people that use it
  22. 22. Questions, thoughts? Addison Berry add1sun http://drupal.org/user/65088
  23. 23. Doc sprint Sunday from 10-2 Drawing for a copy of Using Drupal

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