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Below is a sampling of some of the things that we, the signers of this confession, believe and practice:

I have to recognize that making this statement leaves me feeling nervous about how this will impact my company, the open source projects that I co-lead, and how this could affect the possibility of getting new business; and that summarizes how horrible this situation is, and how afraid people feel right now.

As many people said in other confessions, I am probably a mainstream person without anything or too much to “hide”; I can’t imagine what this is like for individuals without mainstream lifestyles, and that is not the environment that I used to love in our Drupal Community.

IMHO the problem is not the community, it is the governance. Because having a different point of view inside our community is great and healthy.

However, when you have a unique and final jury to sentence everything that is not good, that is the reason why in our democracies we have separation of powers. When that doesn’t exist or the separation is not clear, we call that a “regime”, simple like that.

Since a couple of years ago, I have been evolving from being 100% Drupal oriented to choosing other platforms such as Node.Js and Symfony (as a natural evolution introduced in Drupal 8). But I have to recognize that I have been recently exploring other platforms now for community reasons. If nothing changes in favor of a fair space for our community, I will center my Drupal activities to local communities.
— Eduardo Garcia (enzolutions)

CTO, Anexus IT
DrupalCon speaker and Community Keynote speaker (Dublin)

Drupal Core and Drupal Console contributor
Drupal evangelist around the world
Drupal.org age: 8+ years

I have worked for companies and political which would destroy the world to sell a bit more coal, or flush millions down the toilet to appease a big donor. I helped a major right-leaning political party with a digital strategy that helped them win an election and set back hopes of equal marriage rights or action on climate change by a decade, all using Drupal...

In hindsight, I really wish I’d just involved in some old-fashioned, consensual sex slavery role play. It would have been a lot more fun and done a lot less damage.
— Christopher Skene

DrupalGov founder
Drupal contributor
Drupal.org age: 11+ years

Since when does being politically correct, straight edge or unadventurous in the bedroom make a person a good coder? When did we start caring more about the former than the latter?

I prefer my Community adventurous; made of frontier settlers and freethinkers. If I wanted suburban family values I’d go work for Microsoft.

This whole thing has just reminded me that the Drupal community is aging out. The elders of the tribe are getting elderly and their tolerance and senses of humor and adventure are calcifying along with their bones, in favor of creature comforts, propriety and Big Business. This is the mark of a dying technology, and I’m not ready to watch Drupal die yet.

Just this once, couldn’t we reverse the trend of getting boring in our old age, and instead re-embrace the disruptive energy and cooperative spirit with which this community was begun? That’s the community I love. Not this one I now have, which cares more about making rules than about each other.

Speaking of consent, Nobody should be able to kick ANYONE out of my community without my consent . Especially not for being a nonconformist in the sack.

More importantly, I’d much prefer we handle these issues as they come up and as a one on one thing. Not as a “committee” of conformity that bullies people into “behaving themselves”. The whole thing makes me sick to my stomach. There shouldn’t even BE a single group of people or person who can unilaterally make a decision like this (to exile someone from our community). If someone does something offensive, the response should be individual, measured and direct. We are social animals; we know when we are being frozen out, censured by our peers for being a jerk, a bully or whatever. Can’t we just let that natural social process play out within the tiny circle of impact (99% of the rest of the community neither knows nor cares!)? It gives everybody involved a way forward and through without losing too much face, and with the community having a chance of being intact on the other side. Instead of this merciless war of attrition we are waging against some of our most valuable and productive (not to mention interesting) members.

Surely, as strong women (who have managed to thrive despite coming up within a severely male-dominated technology culture) - can’t we stop whining about someone “mansplaining” at us for a minute and just let it go? Forget about gender politics, build something awesome together, rejoice in the twisted minds of our co-creators (as we used to do) and give as good as we get, instead? These collective acts of generation give us all the strength and goodwill we need - something a bunch of rules can never do.

Lighten up! Smoke a “peace” pipe or something. But whatever else we do, we should reinstate Crell and chx immediately, and stop this conflict of interest, dictatorial witch hunt nonsense.
— Prominent Drupal community member and businessperson (Identity verified)
Years back I was involved in organising national Drupal meetings. This felt very good at the start, but things went less nice as commercial and political factors moved in and began to apply pressure. Pressure to deny particular newcomers to co-organise, pressure to accept certain sponsors, pressure to enlist certain speakers. This went worse with growing of Drupal and the inherent growing of the market and commercial interests. I experienced the most pressure from people closest to the “inner circle” around the “Drupal government”. I withdrew myself silently then, and never regretted that. I learned that the Drupal community is like a piramid hierarchical structure. At the bottom there is a relaxed atmosphere and helpfulness. The closer you come to the top, the more powerplay, psychological aggressiveness and leadership-loyalty you encounter. Quite like an ape-rock ;-)

So, I am not surprised at all that:
A. political and commercial factors play a role at major decisions,
B. that the people closest to that decision-makers follow their leader unconditionally. In most cases with the best intents.

A community is about people. People are about gaining wealth and power, generally. Thats why laws and law enforcement are key to every functional community.

Drupal is still an awesome framework, with many awesome people driving its success.
— Anonymous, Drupal developer (Identity verified)
As another 12+ year Drupalist, who presented at Drupalcons in the past, I was shocked and dismayed, but unsurprised at the most recent display of the deep political correctness the community has staggered toward. Chx, MortenDK, and others have been the past subjects of this foul energy, and I’m sure the list is longer than most know, with silent victims who walked away rather than fight the tide and risking more.

Larry never flaunted his personal views, and I became aware of his non-drupal connection/views only because of running in similar circles and putting 2 and 2 together. I stepped back almost completely from the community over the last few years, because of the clear road toward social justice convergence that it was on... Despite Drupal work paying my bills over most of the past dozen plus years, I won’t support people who don’t believe in 100% personal freedom of thought and deed. I’m outspoken and very public on that philosophy, and yet quickly realized that it was no longer welcome in this more and more PC community a few years ago, so I withdrew myself. This incident only proved that perception accurate. I wish you well, but unless you reject the social justice crowd and insist that Code talks and Correctness walks, you’ll lose more and more good smart individuals, and like so many other converged organizations, destroy the very thing you organized to build.
— 12+ year Drupalist (identity verified)
Supporting or knuckling under to a smear campaign makes me uncomfortable, particularly if this banishment has been done for public relations reasons. Drupal is not one company’s product, and if that is to remain to true, its image can’t be controlled like that.
— Anonymous open source developer (Identity verified)
I have contributed to Drupal for over 8 years, working alongside individuals whose political and lifestyle affiliations are strongly opposite of mine. My convictions about the sanctity of marriage, the right to life, the role of government, and the tenets of my religious faith are utterly my own and have no bearing whatsoever on the code I write, my technical contributions to Drupal, or the relationships I’ve made throughout the community. Am I to pass an orthodoxy test to continue to work with Drupal?
— Anonymous (Identity not verified)
At night, when nobody watches, I secretly develop a Wordpress site. It’s set up in a master/slave configuration with my day job’s Drupal site ;)
— Paolo Battino, Drupal developer
I’m against judging someone for their private life and thoughts.
— Giorgos Kontopoulos, Drupal themer
Thus we come to the intersection between ideology and the open-source experiment. As a 10 year + user and contributor of the Drupal project, I am disappointed but unfortunately not surprised. We need a NEW model for open source projects, this situation shows how broken the present one is.
— Drupal developer (Identity verified)
I don’t like this affair.

I don’t like forever leaders. I’d like a REAL community ruled project, like Debian, and I think Acquia should not be involved in the Drupal community or project guidance.

I begin to be uncomfortable with Drupal and I’d like strong changes, or find an alternative project where community, meritocracy, FOSS, etc. were main values.

Then, Dries, go home (Acquia), be happy there, earn money, enjoy it, and let the Drupal community rule drupal project. If not, people of the Drupal community, do we have the courage and energy to run an alternative forked project?
— Calbasi (Identity verified), Drupal developer
I have read Evola.
— Datawench, 9+ year Drupal.org member
I somehow seem to have woken up in the Dark Ages ... time travel does exist!
— Koen Cornelis, Drupal developer
This is a black page in Drupal’s history.

An open source project has social ramifications, it is not just some good business model.

People investing their own free personal time, knowledge and energy in a project, they do not expect some kind of monetary reward (maybe some recognition for their well doing), they contribute because they love what they do.

However, when you invade somebody’s personal life like that, when you punish them for things that hurt no one and are between consenting adults, for things you shouldn’t even care about in the first place, then you strip all that love away.

It is time to abolish the archaic hierarchical model of the benevolent dictator that has the final say in everything and let the community decide what is best.

Developers of the world, unite!
— Vlahonick, 6+ years on Drupal.org
Hail!

I believe that God created the world in 6 days and that the earth is less than 10,000 years old. I believe that observational science bares this out. I believe that life [humans, animals, flora, fauna, etc] were created perfectly by God and I don’t mind if you refer to that as “Intelligent Design.” I believe that creation lost its perfectness in the fall of Adam & Eve. I believe that what Larry is involved in is directly related to the fall of man [mankind] in the garden. However, I affirm Larry’s humanity and his constitutional guarantee that he can live that life as he pleases so long as it does not tread upon the rights and sanctity of other individuals. Insofar as his actions involve informed consent by all parties, I have no legal, communal, or societal objection to his actions. While I find said actions disgusting, I fail to see the Larry that I interact with occasionally in the Drupal community as the same Larry that exists when he is among his Gor or BDSM kindred. His hyperbolic persona within a fictional realm is of no concern to me. His advocacy of women in tech and his actions in dutifully performing his duties among the many leadership positions within the drupal community have convinced me that whatever bizarro activities he may choose to engage in in private have, by no means, spilled into his Drupal Community persona.

I further believe that the effort to take any perceived anti-women or perceived misogynistic moment and accredit it to his sci-fi based persona is a desperate attempt to discredit a man who has done a fine damn job of keeping the two worlds separated for good reason.

Notwithstanding my stated objection to the character assassination of Larry, I must state unequivocally that should some damning evidence be clearly shown that proves that Larry’s private, alter-persona has indeed lead to actions, on his part, that have violated the COC and as such have caused irreparable harm to the Drupal project, community et all, then I am certainly willing to review such evidence and judge for myself if there be any reason for taking any action of any kind to reduce Larry’s impact, involvement, and/or presence in the project and/or community.

Lacking such evidence, to date, I cast my lot with those who seek full exoneration, vindication, and rightful the rightful return of Larry to any and all previously held positions. I stand with those who, while not completely understanding of Larry’s other persona, do solemnly believe and declare that the matter is clearly the business of Larry and Larry alone, save his willing and consensual participants.

Whereas the afore mentioned be true for so many among the Drupal community, we, the collective, see no resolution to this matter that does not result in either the clearly culpable, evidentiary exposition of grievances which lead to the dismissal OR, to its contrary, the exoneration and restoration of all rights and privileges to Larry which have only recently been revoked.

I wish you well...
— Anonymous Drupal developer (Identity verified), "All Around Drupal TOOL with 9+ years of experience""
Drupal changed my life for the better. Dries, thank you for giving us Drupal. By our contributions we have also given Drupal to you in trust. The complexity of the code, of the community, and of your own competing commercial and community roles, mean that personal decisions, like technical decisions, should no longer be in the power of one person. Larry’s exclusion, on the basis of a judgement outside formal rules, shows why. At best it has the appearance of unfairness, so needs to be set aside. The risks for Drupal are critical. While you retain the final say over everything, our only recourse is to appeal to you for a far more forthright and radical reversal of your decision, and revision of your roles, than you have hitherto proposed.

This is supposed to be a confession, not a sermon. I am not too worried about exclusion for myself: it is those with a higher profile than mine, the leaders in making Drupal as amazing at it is, like MortenDK, chx, and Crell, who are most liable to be cut down if their ‘faces don’t fit’. The situation is depressing, and part of me has been considering where to go after Drupal.
— John_B (Indentity verified), Drupal support contributor of 7+ years
Having been with the community for over 12 years, I’ve seen Drupal grow from an enthusiast system to an enterprise grade system for web applications. The first steps in this were exciting for the community as any big site adopting Drupal was exciting.

Over the last five years Acquia and the Enterprise focus have taken this feeling of excitement over. Members of the are no longer as motivated to work for free on something that is essentially a free tool conglomerates to use. The voluntary work is no longer as rewarding as it once was.

This is what brings to the problem of Drupal in the enterprise. There is no corporate ownership for an enterprise product, and with most users of Drupal just “waiting for the community to deliver” - It’s clear that stagnation is here in terms of innovation. Especially that of the UX.

This isn’t helped by the Object Oriented complexity added in Drupal 8 over the pure hook-based functional programming model before (which is now a rising trend in JavaScript). This makes Drupal now a product that is not optimal for the enthusiast or the enterprise. I personally no longer see Drupal worth my investment in time or Dollars.
— Anonymous (verified), 10+ years of Drupal
One person rocked the entire Drupal community because they had their BDSM kink and found out about Larry. There started the whole digging thing. Maybe that person should have spend more time focusing on their own life.

Open questions to this anonymous person who started the whole thing:

How did you find out about Larry’s kink interest? You must also be involved in BDSM so why it is OK for you and not Larry. Let’s play the fair game here.
Didn’t you find something useful to do in your life?
Why take so much interest in someone’s personal life?
Why did you make your life goal to destroy Larry’s professional life?
There is so much sadness in the world. Did you not think twice before doing this?
Is this your part-time job to dig people’s personal life?
Are you doing this for your popularity in the whisper group?
— Anonymous (Not verified)

My now-feminist partner is a convicted sex offender. His past does not reflect his present, and it certainly should not reflect on me. However, people still drag us through the mud. It takes only a cursory Google search to find out what he did... So I try to anonymise his name in any public discussions. I am constantly afraid, but I love him.
— Female Drupal developer (identity verified)
I’m with you, team.
— Andrii Podanenko (podarok), Drupal contributor
I think diversity, inclusion and tolerance have been twisted into meaning the exact opposite, by some of the least diverse, most exclusive and intolerant people around. These words have become meaningless, they are now just shibboleths to signify you belong to the morally correct in-group. It has ruined large swaths of the open source community I grew up in.

If you can afford to fly around to expensive conferences at premium locations, you don’t have much to complain about. If you can then loudly lament other people’s “privilege” without being punched in the face, that’s proof that you already have more of it than you deserve. Make them live up to their own rules, and you will be astonished how quickly their principles evaporate... provided they don’t guilt trip and shame you into not noticing.
— Long-time Drupal core veteran
IMHO, the biggest issue currently in the Drupal community is lack of trust. Trust in fact that the BDFL is still capable of that important benevolent part. Currently too many hats are worn by one person, and I think it’s humanly impossible to put on the right hat when it comes to making an impactful decision.

I do applaud the steps that are currently being taken to prevent this, but having more rules and people involved will not fix the ‘hat’ issue. It will only complicate it and result in witch hunting. And one of the things history taught humanity it that witch hunting doesn’t work in the long term.
— Rene Bakx, Drupal developer
Being part of the open source and PHP communities has improved my life greatly, made a difficult career transition easy, and helped me get through a period in my life where I had lost my self confidence. Open source is about inclusivity and commonly working with individuals with different beliefs (be it lifestyle choices or software philosophies), and it is through this that I have learned so much about the world and the many lifestyles that people choose to live. What has emerged over the last several weeks from the Drupal leadership goes against everything open source has taught and given me.
— Michael Babker

Joomla! Production Department Lead
Contributed to dozens of open source projects over the last seven years
Speaker at over 20 open source conferences

As the core developer of a small startup company that heavily relies on Drupal for its business, I am extremely troubled with the recent events.

It seems that the basic principles that govern some of the biggest open source projects have been replaced with social niceties and tip-toeing in Drupal.

I was very upset with the removal of chx for being impolite, but now, Dries and the CWG took it to the next level: prying on someone’s private life and expelling him from an open source project for his sexual preferences?

Dries has crossed a line here.
This needs to be fixed.
Not tomorrow, today.
— Thomas Minitsios, Drupal developer
It does not feel right to contribute to an open source project where one person can decide somebody is not welcome due to reasons non-related to anything happening in the open source project. Follow-up blogposts sounded more like corporate talk than actually clarifying anything to me.

Please do the right thing instead of saying what you think the community wants to hear…
— StryKaizer, Drupal core contributor
In my bedroom I want that present is me and my wife. Sorry Dries, you’re just not invited.
— Drupal developer (Identity verified)
I am involved with the Drupal community, but only with respect to this movement, and for obvious reasons, I unreservedly support this statement.

I’d like to confess several thought crimes today: I don’t believe in the existence of evil people. Only broken people who need empathy and treatment to live healthy, happy, productive, and peaceful lives in society. I also am a strong advocate of using (opt-in & safe) genetic engineering to help ease the suffering of humans and address their maladaption to today’s world. I reject the cultural / ethnic intolerance of the far right, and the ideological / political intolerance of the far left. I advocate for a world in which people can feel good about themselves without denigrating those who are different.
— John A. De Goes

CTO, SlamData
Open source contributor

As free software developers, our reputation is the currency in which we trade. Our reputations within these communities determines to a large extent what jobs we’ll be offered, what speaking engagements we’ll be invited to, what gigs we can win contracts for, etc.

Many of us work full-time on Drupal-related projects. We are thus largely dependent on our standing in the Drupal community for our livelihoods. I think part of the reason for the vehement reactions here is that we all feel threatened by this apparently arbitrary use of unchecked authority.

Based on the information provided so far, there’s no evidence of any actual misdeeds, harm to others, etc. that might justify Larry’s expulsion, and all its repercussions. What’s to stop any of us from being summarily excommunicated, and thus our ability to provide for ourselves and our families threatened?
— Christopher Gervais (ergonlogic)
I am an ex-drug addict and a Scientologist. Some in the community who know me well, know of my history and they still review (and correct) all of my (bad) code. They also still ask me for advice on personal matters, joke with me, laugh with me and make me feel included. This community stands to change drastically when we start eliminating that inclusive feeling based on personal beliefs. As long as no one touches anyone’s ass or makes them feel less than, why do we care about their personal beliefs?
— Drupal developer (identity not verified)
I hold back from expressing genuine political opinions because I fear the repercussions on my life, and I also fear I will be held accountable to those opinions long past having changed my mind about them. This is a problem with the society we live in. Open debate is not risk-free. Ideas are going unchallenged.

This decision to expel a member of the Drupal leadership for secret cause is a culture-change for the Drupal community. We can no longer believe we live a in free speech culture. We will not be given any warning. We will not be given a chance to improve. We must conform with the opinions of the leaders. We will not have open debate.

Drupal is not what I thought it was. With this precedent set, fear will rule from now.
— Mathieu Helie, Drupal developer with 7+ years

Drupal has been a large part of my professional life for the last few years, and of my free time way before that. I’ve spoken at Drupalcon, volunteered at several Drupalcons, and for a brief time I was one of the global track chairs for the community tracks at Drupalcon. All, because the ‘Come for the Code, Stay for the Community’ motto used to mean something. Not only to me, but to everyone in Drupal, including the Drupal Association. However, the DA has been shifting away from the community for some time now. First it was the decision to drop the community tracks at Drupalcons, because of low attendance. Then the decision to create a community summit that was never really a summit at all. And now, in Vienna, even the community summit has been dropped. Far from promoting the community, the DA is increasingly building a conference devoid of the community. We’re also witnessing multiple conflicts of interest by Dries in his roles as project creator, Drupal trademark owner, Acquia CTO and President of the Drupal Association. A lot of the voices asking people to just trust “reasons”, come from Acquia employees, and even though I respect them greatly, I don’t know if they’re not acting on orders to “protect the boss”. One of his most outspoken employees just started to create a set of Drupal “values”, where the initial choices lacked the words “tolerance”, “compassion” or “justice”. A community where you can get expelled if you cross a subjective red line, is not one that I wish to belong. I want a vibrant community where everyone can find a place based on their contribution to the project, however small, independent of whatever personal beliefs he has, as long as his conduct towards other members of the community is to treat everyone with respect, understanding and tolerance for whatever small flaws they may have. We’re only humans after all...
— João Ventura, Drupal developer
The information here is anonymous, I am that concerned about discovery of my identity within another development community. I am however very real.

This problem is not isolated to Drupal, but is now intrinsic and pervasive throughout many development communities.

I happen to be involved in BDSM, but my similar experience was not in relation to that, but in relation to videos I had liked on Youtube, which did not chime with the ‘morals’ of some members of my community. An individual found my Google profile, then trawled through videos and compiled a list of the ones he found most objectionable. He then sent this information to my employer, and repeatedly called and email them asking for me to be fired, he also communicated the same to user groups in which I participated. This caused me to withdraw from those communities and to withdraw from public speaking in fear of my career.

Luckily my employer ignored the individual, but in response the individual (and some he had convinced of my heresy) ‘blacklisted’ my employer and has made repeated efforts to block our recruitment, including convincing one new employee to quit the week he joined.

This moral grandstanding and virtue signalling attitude is pervasive within the tech sector.

I stand firmly behind every member who signed this letter, and can only hope for the day such people have the courage to stand up in my own community.
— Anonymous developer (Identity verified)

I’ve worked with Drupal just at a decade now and pretty much everyone I know in my personal and professional life at this point is somehow affiliated with Drupal. The barrier to entry for development and site building has empowered many people from all walks of life to build incredible sites and tools all the way from the mom-and-pops to the largest corporations in the world and we can all celebrate in the pride of accomplishment from what would have, prior to this revolution, only been enjoyed by a much more limited, more homogeneous cast of characters.

I hate racists, abhor sexists, and want nothing to do with their ilk. I also do not feel it best serves the community to witch-hunt, doxx, and expel those who choose to participate in the greater good despite their private afflictions. I believe that freedom is a great equalizer, however messy, and do not believe it should be infringed. This is not to say their freedom of speech and consequent actions do not warrant or do not invite reaction, however just (or not) their beliefs may be.

Perhaps through a truly open community they can rehabilitate.

I believe that the variety, the common goodwill, and overwhelming decency in a community will win over and change these types of people more than casting them out - much a reflection of the alternate opinions: that the inclusiveness of all lots, colors, creeds, genders, sexual-preferences, and otherwise underrepresented folks can, will, and do shape the betterment of the project and community.

My hope is that through community inclusiveness we can also foster the betterment of the individual.
— Steven Jackson, Drupal developer
I have deliberately delayed my public response to this issue, because I wanted to see how it would evolve.

I am not any widely known developer, neither a celebrity in the Drupal world. I am just an everyday professional developer that decided to focus his career to Drupal.

I have decided to:

1) Not renew my Drupal Association membership, which will expire in a few months.

2) Stop any voluntary work on the Drupal project (work on modules, submit patches, improve drupal.org pages, participate to my local Drupal group events, evangelize Drupal to other people); apart from the ones I need to do in my job’s framework, during my work time.

3) Make a 2-year plan for leaving Drupal development and move towards other technologies.
— "An everyday Drupal developer" (Identity not verified)
In my personal life, I opted into politics. I campaign against the LGBT lobby, support the right to live in the womb and disdain communists. Tear me apart!
— Sándor Czettner, Drupal developer
I was an active Drupal contributor for four years at several media companies. My interactions with other Drupalists was always super positive. The manner in which the project has established itself has always made it seem more “organized” than other OSS projects, which merited a great deal of respect from me, in terms of technological and managerial platitudes.

How quickly one event can have you doubting that. The DA and the community should be ashamed they would stand by, and accept doxing to silence contributors. If this is allow to continue, I doubt I will ever hold Drupal in the same breath as the Linux Kernel, as I once did before.
— Cameron Kilgore, Drupal contributor
“Freiheit ist immer die Freiheit des Andersdenkenden” (Freedom is always the freedom of the one who thinks differently)
-Rosa Luxemburg
— Hagen Graf, Drupal developer with 11+ years

I have a lot of respect for Drupal, the Drupal community has built something incredible. Don’t let the financial interests of investors, politically-minded players, and suits, corrupt what is a grass-roots project built by exceptional, passionate, and often downright eccentric, individuals.

Even if Crell was simply employed and paid well for every hour he worked, it would be wrong to dismiss him without a solid case. A neutral employment tribunal could become involved and evidence would need to be presented. Even if the tribunal was blocked somehow then at least in that kind of situation there’d have been a fair exchange of value, and he could move on with his career.

However, this is not the situation. You Dries are not Crell’s employer, and there’s been no fair exchange of value. He’s been a dedicated and passionate contributor who has built much of his life around your project. You’ve responded by humiliating him in public view and provided him with no true recourse, while repeatedly changing the story as it’s become apparent you have no actual case to make. All the while pretending that it all is very official and above board.

Don’t let power and money corrupt. This incident has made me reflect on our community (Composr CMS); I’ve actually been inspired by some of the things Drupal does well. Get back to these things.
— Chris Graham, Open source developer
I was born over 50 years ago behind the Iron Curtain in Poland, under Soviet regime.

I refused to go to the army, because it required to make a military oath, which included the sentence about Fidelity to Soviets.

They sent me to military court, gave 3-years sentence, and I spent the next 18 months in jail, with criminals, because I was ready to fight for my rights to be free from oppressive regime.

I was raised in a toxic sect, and when I was almost 30, their secret court removed me, never giving any reasons nor witnesses, and cut of all ties with my entire family and social circle, so nobody would talk to me any longer, including my parents.

It was a very difficult, but eye-opening experience for me, which I will never forget.

It made me immune to any community allure, so while I was involved in Drupal world professionally for over 10 years, I never participated in any Drupal social circles.

Now I’m glad I didn’t, but my previous experiences urges me to fight vehemently, if I witness anything which reminds me of secret courts, oppressive dictatorships, toxic cults, private churches, and witch hunts.

Not in my presence, ever.

That is why I fully support the Drupalconfessions.org initiative and the open letter to Dries.

Please do the right thing and restore the trust in the Drupal leadership.
— Adam Andrzej Jaworski

CEO and Co-founder of Omega8.cc
Drupal.org age: 10+ years

I am only a little involved in this community, but I have always been drawn to it as a great and positive collaboration. I would like to re-iterate what one of the earlier commentators said because I think he or she put it very well indeed:

”Either Larry did take an action that violated the COC, or he did not. If he did not, then Dries owes him an apology. If he did, then the community must know what this action is. Beliefs are not actions, and his private life is no concern of anyone.”

It seems to me that this is a clear, central point that people might focus upon very usefully, at the same time as sharing all of these wonderful perspectives, stories, opinions and questions.
— Occasional Drupal Developer (Identity verified)
Life is funny and beautiful. This whole drama enabling one of the greatest opportunities for us all. Come back together and continue developing a great open source CMS. Disempower pride, money and ego to seemingly separate us from each other. Dries trust your feelings and make a righteous decision, I strongly believe that will let Drupal flourish like never before.
— Drupal developer (identity verified)
Office gossips and politics can wreck one’s career... Never wanted to be part of it. But if understand how it works, it is always a difficult choice that the leader has to make... choose between a person or a group of people. The decision made is often not about who is right or who is wrong. It is about maintaining a working space that actually works.

However unlike in office, those who don’t agree with management, doesn’t have the paycheck to motivate and keep the business going on. Things are different. We might be seeing an unprecedented number of people leaving Drupal Project since the great Git migration in 2011.
— D34dMan, Drupal developer (Identity verified)
I worked on a now defunct e-commerce module back in the Drupal 6/7 days, before deciding that I wanted to work on embedded systems. However I also reside in Oregon which is where the Drupal Association is located. The discrimination as a result of gender expression is unlawful in the State of Oregon, and I would be more than happy to have this matter addressed by the Bureau of Labor and Industries. There have been similar issues similar to the ejection of Morten Birch Heide-Jørgensen from the Drupal Association, which was itself is a violation of his civil rights. Dries needs to understand that this behavior is unlawful, and just because he doesn’t like a persons personal gender expression, he does not get the right to discriminate on the basis of it.
— Benjamin Barber, Former Drupal developer
I am a kinkster and live a BDSM lifestyle as well, and it’s always been a fear of mine that I would be judged for my lifestyle as there are no protections for us like for other groups. Do the right thing, as long as any relationships (whether with one person or more than one) are consensual, I don’t see why it’s anyone’s business what that person does behind closed doors. If they’re a good developer and a good team member, you should be proud to have them.
— Chris, Open source developer (Identity verified)
It is great to see community standing up for freedom of all people instead of those who just agree with their ideology. Rock on!
— Joshua D. Drake, Open source developer
I am not a Drupal developer. I do care very much about the health of the open-source community. The kind of behavior being protested here damages and threatens us all.

I say the shaming and shunning of people for their off-project sexual preferences, politics, or anything else has got to end. We should judge by the code alone; that is the hacker way.

Extended statement here: http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=7516
— Eric S. Raymond, open source developer
I have been to dozens of Conferences where Larry Garfield attended. I’ve also been in the same social circles as him numerous times. He’s always shown respect and kindness to everyone, especially women. He’s never exposed or discussed his personal beliefs as it was a shock to learn recently. He does a good job keeping his personal life, personal.

After having conversations with the female PHP community, I’ve learned that every woman has the same response as I do. Not a single woman has anything negative to say, as I’m still looking for this evidence.

Thanks!
— Anonymous female developer (Identity verified)
Dries’ allegation (in his March 23 blog post) that Larry “promoted” Gorean philosophy has no ground so far. No one has been able to come up with any substantial evidence on the public Web.

This fact invalidates Dries’ claims that “a highly-visible community member’s private views [have] become public, controversial, and disruptive for the project” and that “Larry has entwined his private and professional online identities in such a way that it blurs the lines with the Drupal project.”

Given such obvious contradictions, asking for trust in our BDFL is just too much to ask.
— Hans Salvisberg, Drupal developer of 10+ years, co-maintainer of Devel
I am impressed by this whole event. I have been using Drupal for 10+ years. I use it for social activism, for professional work, for fun. I am also a GNU/linux user, and free (libre) software advocate. Today I even use backdrop as an alternative for small sites; I love exploring new projects. I am no developer, but a part of my life depends on Drupal and a couple of Drupal profiles. Thanks to all the community. I should contribute more.

I agree and subscribe the open letter. Although conceptually I do not agree with tolerance, nor am I a liberal. I believe in respect, I believe in community and in the commons. Respect for diversity, respect for any human expression of love, infinite love. I believe in communities’ power to auto-regulate when proper commons management mechanism based in clear principles are in place (http://www.onthecommons.org/magazine/elinor-ostroms-8-principles-managing-commmons):

Drupal is a common good. Many lives depend on it, it is there to use by all who have access. The drupal community creates several common goods, many lives depend on them, they are there to use by all who have access.

Drupal.org can be a great community, at the base at least. We need to make sure we have all the commons management mechanism based on clear principles in place to keep it healthy. Benevolent dictators might be good for digital code creation, but is no where to be found in commons use rules practiced anywhere in the world.
— huizache, Drupal developer (Identity verified)
My wife and I made the decision to identify as polyamorous in late March. This made us, for the first time in both of our lives, members of an often misunderstood minority. Two days later, the fallout from Dries’ decision hit the front page of drupal.org and grabbed our attention. While the silence regarding evidence of Code of Conduct violations leaves open some small possibility for Larry’s removal to have been with cause, it seems far more likely that there simply is no evidence. If that is the case, there is a word for what happened to Larry: discrimination. I would have thought Drupal people to be among the most likely to be accepting of our new lifestyle decision, if I cared to share it. What this episode demonstrated, perhaps just in time, is that I was mistaken. If Dries hopes to preserve that welcoming and inviting aura around the Drupal project, it is important that he apologizes and persuasively reaffirms his commitment to inclusivity.
— Anonymous Drupal developer (Identity verified)
I am a conservative, college-educated, white female and I voted for Trump. I am not fascist, racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, xenophobic, ableist, classist, or any of the other labels that supporters of identity politics and intersectionality have bestowed upon me. I believe in meritocracy and I denounce the notion that women suffer great injustices at the hands of the cis white patriarchy. I support second amendment rights, the pro-life movement, and, yes, free speech and freedom of expression.

I firmly believe that any real commitment to diversity in tech is about much more than leveling the playing field based on gender, race, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. We must recognize and respect diversity of thought, ideology, and morality. Above all, we must agree that it’s wrong to shame, punish, or ostracize individuals from our community simply because we don’t approve of their views or choices. Words are not weapons and beliefs are not actions. If, or when, members of the tech community do conduct themselves in ways that grossly offend or harm other people, then by all means — kick them out. But don’t shun a fellow professional who just happens to believe that climate change is a hoax, homosexuality is a sin, or Sean Spicer is brilliant.
— Marlene Jaeckel, Developer and open source contributor
As a woman, Drupal is one of a very few developer communities where I have never felt intimidated, patronized or devalued because of my gender. Possibly the biggest selling point for myself and my employers over the years is the amazing community. When I learned about this incident, I was appalled. Communities live or die by their openness and inclusiveness. Seeing a highly regarded member of the community being singled out for what appears to be thought crime is chilling. I understand that it’s not always wise or possible to be completely transparent when dealing with these matters, but the fact that there was no violation of the code of conduct is particularly damning. Please fix this so that we can all work on making Drupal better and keep the community a warm and welcoming place for everyone.
— Michele, Drupal developer (Identity verified)
I have started using Drupal and have been sticking to it for 12+ years, for the sole reason that it was superior to other solutions. The Drupal Association should stop mixing politics and the fashion of morality with a community organized around a professional interest. Drupal invaded the world without a Code of Conduct.

I’m really concerned about the whole CoC and CWG. Since we have them, important members have been removed based on behaviour outside of Drupal.

These people helped my colleagues, my friends and me to grow intellectually and put food on the table at the same time.

Drupal has been my choice as a tool to solve most of my professional problems, because it was a superior solution to its peers. I can’t care less then what people do or think outside their professional contribution. This community has coding standards that defines even the number of spaces and letter cases you should use in your code. Also defines code-parts along the separation of concerns. The Drupal Code of Conduct is not up to this level of standard and nor should be. There are local and international laws that should govern what is allowed to do during community events. There are professional bodies to police and enforce these laws.

I hope the Drupal Community will sack the CoC and dissolve the CWG and invite back with regret and honours the expelled members.
— Janos Feher, veteran Drupal developer (12+ years)

As CTO of a dedicated 100% Drupal dev shop and community contributor, I have loved this community since I first found it, in late 2006. With the highest participation by women in any open source community I’ve ever encountered, and the feeling of acceptance I always felt in Drupal community gatherings, this was the icing on the cake that made the community feel safe and supportive to me; while it was abundantly clear that Drupal (the CMS) also possessed superior underlying design and execution /contribution parameters that put it head and shoulders above all comers. From the moment I realized this, I devoted my professional life wholly to Drupal, and to the community with it. This witch hunt with Larry Garfield, for whom I have great professional respect, has troubled me greatly and rocked the foundations of my commitment.

It is a core belief of mine that there should be Chinese wall between one’s private and professional lives. Even if one divulges some private information, one’s colleagues shouldn’t pursue uncovering more details of that person’s private life. Nor should any such details, however acquired, be used against any person or repeated as gossip.

I am a woman, and have consensually participated in all manner of activities traditionally labeled “wrong” by the Judeo-Christian purtitanical norms dictated by the patriarchy we currently live in. Including being consensually bound and whipped (as well as being the binder and whipper). I’ve also used illegal drugs (though not at work). These facts of my private life have absolutely nothing whatever to do with my performance as a professional. Indeed, they have no place there, nor does the judging of one another’s private activities and opinions.

I hope that we can take our noses out of each others’ private lives and proceed as a rational, vibrant, supportive and mutually respectful community again. To do otherwise is to encourage fascism, rather than the meritocracy we thought we were building. Dries is a benevolent dictator no longer. There is too much conflict of interest. It must end.
— CTO of a Drupal agency (Idenity verified)
“Openness” and “transparency” is touted to be the foremost factor in what stands open-source apart.

In the years that I have been a part of this community, I have seen this steadily decline with increasing alarm.

I have had enough of the closed, opaque and unilateral decisions being made “at the top”.

It affects people’s careers.

It affects people’s personal lives.

It affects our work.

Seriously.

How is it that one person can make a decision that essentially ejects someone from _our_ community when that same person cannot even make up their mind about something as simple as a new Druplicon logo?

This isn’t funny anymore. Things _must_ change. Period.
— Mark Carver, Prominent Drupal developer (8+ years) and maintainer of most installed theme on drupal.org
Witch hunts over someones personal life is not what the spirit of OSS is all about. I am a centrist and I am often characterized as a right wing nut job. The idea of being kicked from a team and having my career potentially ruined, for a thought-crime no less, scares me. That’s more or less what happened here and I cant stand for something like that.
— Open source developer (Identity verified)
I operate around 100 Drupal sites for an organisation.

Consensual human sexuality activity is wonderful and diverse. Even if that activity simulates a non-consensual activity, it is still consensual.

Similarly combat sports simulate activities where it’s participants demonstrate aggression to inflict physical hard on opponents:

Will there be action to prevent combat sports participants from contributing to the Drupal project?

I am sure there are many other parallels which could be drawn to serve as examples of this being an inconsistent approach, which either shows a lack of consideration and understanding of the situation, or prejudice.
— Richard Green, Drupal developer
The Drupal community is not a platform for enforcing your personal views on what members do outside the community.
— Sam Kerner, Open source developer (Chromium)
We hold it to be self-evident that all persons are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, the enjoyment of the fruits of their own labor, the pursuit of happiness, and Drupal.
— Brad Spry, PHP Open source developer
Privacy is important, in some very decent countries people would go to prison for such a personal privacy leak.
— Pierre R. (Identity verified)
I’m a female software engineer. My fear of my “lifestyle” (which is only between my partner and me) having an impact on my career is so strong that I won’t even include details in this confession form, because I’m afraid it won’t truly be anonymous. My life is wonderful; amazing boyfriend, great job, lovely social life, on great terms with my family. I say this not to brag, but to point out that my choices don’t come from a state of disenfranchisement, or desperation. My choices are my own. I’m deeply saddened that an important part of my life, which provides me with meaning, comfort, happiness, and extra closeness with my SO, is something that, if revealed, could have me exiled from all the other, equally important spheres of my life. Stories like this remind me that we don’t live in a truly open, accepting society, and that I must closely guard my heart-of-hearts, for fear of retaliation against me, or, even more likely, my partner.
— Anonymous Drupal developer (Identity verified)
I attended my very first DrupalCon in Dublin last year, and it was a really great experience, where I got to meet a lot of interesting people — I was particularly thrilled to learn about the diversity that exists within the community. My impression of the “real world” Drupal community quickly became very favorable, and it really seemed to me like a space where everyone is welcome and where people are judged only by professional merits and not by ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.

Among the many sessions that I attended, I had the privilege to attend both the “Driesnote” session by Dries and the session about PSR standards by Larry Garfield. I found both of these sessions very insightful and educational.

In his keynote, Dries highlighted the importance of attracting new members to the community. I learned about the mantra “come for the code, stay for the community” for the first time. He talked about the importance of “self-transcendence”, i.e. doing something for the “greater good” rather than for yourself. He also talked about how difficult it was when he had to ask individuals to leave the project — because they were not aligned with the beliefs and the values of the project.

Dries really did a good job at promoting Drupal and the Drupal community. Likewise, Larry did a good job at highlighting the nitty gritty technical details of the PSR standards.

I was very surprised to learn about Larry’s removal from the community. His “defense” seemed very legitimate and I’m very concerned about this development and what impact it will have for the community.

I don’t want to partake in a “close-minded”, “numb” and “fearful” community — this sounds very much like the military to me. I want a community where everyone is welcome and where there is a great tolerance towards diversity.
— Mattias Andersson, Drupal developer
I only learned about this recent development about a week ago. It makes me sad that the Drupal project has come to this. No doubt a sign of its growth and success in the CMS market (not that I’d complain about that). While it seems that Dries went overboard in expelling Larry, I can only hope that he isn’t discouraged and resigns as some noobs seem to want. Anybody else could only be worse. We should go back to being a software project without an agenda in other areas but software development. Drupal has no business governing peoples private lives.
— Gerhard Killesreiter, former prominent Drupal contributor
As an evangelical Christian, I now worry I may be kicked out of the community if it’s discovered that I attend a church that teaches homosexuality is a sin. And yes, I do believe it’s a sin. That doesn’t mean I believe people who practice homosexuality aren’t deserving of being treated with respect. We will never all share a common belief system, but from what I’m seeing with the Larry incident it has not been made clear what level of shared beliefs Dries demands in order for a person to be allowed to collaborate on this software project. As someone who has made their career in Drupal for the last 8 years, and a contrib maintainer, I have some skin in the game and worry at the lack of transparency in this process.
— Anonymous Drupal developer and contrib maintainer (identity verified)
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”.
— John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton

The conflict of interest between Acquia and Dries has now spilled out. This is about protecting the corporate image of Acquia.

We need a Drupal community where Dries is no longer our Benevolent Dictator.

We need a Drupal community that isn’t trying to launch career destroying crusades and burn witches in the name of “social justice”.

It’s 2017 - we’ve come a long way since the days where we lived in fear of each other’s sexual lifestyles. I don’t want to be part of a community that’s stuck in the Dark Ages, nor do I want to be lead by a leader or association that is stuck in the Dark Ages.

There’s a reason dictatorships don’t work in governments - conflicts of interest and insurmountable power eventually corrupt. It doesn’t work in the long run for large software organizations either, as seen here.

Dries - it’s time for you to step down.

If you do not, we will step up and replace you. That’s a promise I - and many others here - fully intend to keep.
— Yonas Yanfa, Drupal developer
Dries, your actions are extremely sexist. What happens between CONSENTING adults is their own business, but now you helped to doxx his highly skilled and talented professional that did a lot for the Drupal community.
— Vinicius E., Drupal developer (Identity verified)
I’ve been working with Drupal for more then ten years now, but it took some years until I recognized the amazing community behind the project. Since then I’ve always enjoyed the openminded, welcoming spirit at camps and meetups, and made friends across many countries and cultures. In my eyes, diversity and different lifestyles foster the creativity and momentum of the community, and without this it would just be, you know, male, white and boring. This spirit is facing it’s biggest threat now, and much damage has been done already. Thinking of a thought police spying at the private lifes of community members and spreading gossip is not acceptable for me. Banning community members without evidence of having hurt anybody or being a threat for other community members is no option for me. Based on what I know for now, banning Larry Garfield was a big mistake and should be revised. Not sometimes, but now! Otherwise there should be a clear statement that, and why Larry is a threat for the community - else there’s the presumption of innocence, as for any court.
— Boris Böhne, Drupal Developer, 10+ years on Drupal.org (drubb)
I confess: I used to believe this kind of thing would never happen in the IT industry, an industry that should be all about logic and reason and not about what people do or don’t within four walls.

I could write some spicy sexual anecdotes, but that would be besides the point: let people live their lives and be happy.
— Er Galvão Abbott, PHP Open source developer
This situation has ramifications that go far beyond the boundaries of this specific occurrence. I’ve been involved in Drupal for almost a decade now, and I am fully aware that I have opinions which are very counter to the views of the majority in the community.

Part of my attraction to the Drupal community, however, is that until this precise moment that simply hasn’t mattered. When at camps and cons I spend roughly 99% of my time discussing code and things that are relevant to Drupal. My personal thoughts and my contributions to the code are separate. Now, though, I’m struck by a deep concern that I will be next.

What is someone going to drag out of my personal and (I’d thought) anonymous profiles? Will they take something out of context and submit to what is functionally a secret thought police? Will I be the next to have Dries serve as my judge, jury, and executioner despite no evidence of wrongdoing?

I will not be attending DrupalCon this year, I have cancelled my DA membership, and all code contributions have been put on hold until this situation sees some sort of resolution. I cannot in good conscience contribute to an organization that is perfectly willing to destroy good people because they have the wrong opinions.

Like a great many in this community, I have known Larry Garfield for some time, and would take the liberty of calling him a friend. During that time I have never seen the first sign of him behaving poorly towards anyone. If evidence exists of him mistreating members of the community, then someone hand me a torch and I’ll bring the pitchforks. Until then, he is being punished for having the wrong ideas, and that hurts us all.
— Drupal developer (Identity verified)
As a social liberal with progressive political views my personal beliefs and values are probably closer to Dries than Larry’s. However, I am sometimes disappointed by the way like minded people are trying to persuade other people to their views and values.

My preferable persuasion method would be based on transparency, the scientific method and constructive debates with a free market of ideas. Unfortunately, I see more and more authoritarian methods used based on using personal authority, social shaming, censoring and thought policing. If these authoritarian methods will become dominant it could lead to a dystopian society like that of 1984 from George Orwell or the Brave New World from Aldous Huxley.

Therefore, we should push back when these authoritarian methods are used as I believe was done at least partly in Larry’s case. However, to Dries credit he seems to move the liberal side by thinking to reorganize the power structure in Drupal, but I feel the suggestions of this initiative are still valid.

These are my personal views and do not necessarily represent the views of my current employer.
— Niels van der Molen, Drupal developer
I’m not a big contributor to Drupal at all, despite having used it in a number of smaller websites for the last nine years. I’ve contributed only a small number of patches and issues since 2008 to contributed modules and less to core, so I’m not a big number. Maybe I’m a tiny part of a bigger group of similar Drupal users, I don’t know. But I have been seriously affected in my feelings for Drupal from the time this issue became known to me.

What I want to state is, that the carefully orchestrated standing up and defending of the person affected by this unjust situation makes me finally feel good again with being a part of the Drupal community. I would have expected from the established Drupal channels to handle the case correctly and smoothly, thus not harming a community member not having violated any part of the COC. But only the standing up of an increasing number of independent Drupal people seems to force the proper handling of this issue.

I support this open letter from the bottom of my heart. Thank you very much to the initiators and all the signers of this open letter for making me feel confident of the Drupal community again.
— Christian Meilinger, Drupal contributor
Matt, the spoiled, in-experienced kid of Wordpress (yeah, at the time he was just a kid) did not use wordpress.org to promote his business wordpress.com. He did a better job for not having a conflict of interest between dot.org and dot.com of the wordpress. Seriously, Matt and wordpress has gone through these two problems (conflict of interest and being the one powerful dictator of the project). Despite his young age, he learned better and faster. He freed wordpress from these two problems long ago.

As for the Joomla guys, they already knew. I mean they were mature and they were knowledgeable. They didn’t have to learn what Matt did, they already knew it. When they left Mambo and created Joomla, one of the first thing they did was to create a non-profit organization and give the trademarks of Joomla over that organization so no one-powerful-person can have full control of the projects future. I applauded them for this.

Now come to Drupal. Dries was mature enough by then and he is now but he says “This is MINE”, he says “I own THIS” on every webpage at drupal.org. Can you see the huge difference? It’s not just a single trademark line at the bottom. It shows how Dries understand the whole concept. It’s how he see things overall. It is how he manages this project. It’s not a single trademark line, it’s all the philosophy behind it. This philosophy caused many problems in the past, including the current one today. And it will cause more problems in the future.

Yes, that was the moment I started to “dislike” him. Not on a personal level, I never met him face to face but yes; I started to dislike him as Founder and Leader of the Drupal Project. And he proved me right on multiple occasions during these last 9-10 years I spent time in the Drupal Community.
— Tony G., 9+ year Drupal community member (Identity verified)
I am an openly gay man who helped bring Drupal into a major UK charity, who helps spread the word of Drupal through charity, agile, security and other meet-ups (some of which I help organise as part of the steering committee!). I talk to lots of other charities, large and small, lots of agencies.. and plenty of contractors around the world. I encourage developers or agencies working for us to contribute back, be it in patches or new contrib modules. I’ve also evangelised the use of the Acquia hosting platform to plenty of people, charities and organisations.

I’d like to see Dries openly state that he has no prejudices based on religion, race, sex, sexuality or anything else - they he will stop the exclusion from the community of people with any form of legal hobby, preference or interest. I’d like to see him help people who feel disenfranchised, discriminated against or bullied worldwide to realise they have a place in community.

I’d don’t want ot have to spend my time justifying our choice of Drupal, or Acquia - I don’t want to have to change platform or hosting solution.. and I don’t want anyone who looks up to Dries or anyone else in the Drupal community to feel excluded, sidelined or discriminated against for anything that is legal, and therefore a personal preference and choice.
— Laurie C., Drupal community member
There’s only one person who can stop this never ending wrangle. Dries, focus on the Crell issue first. Spending time on improvements of community processes doesn’t help until you have done this first. It just makes things worse.
— Lari Vaartio, Drupal developer
I support this statement.
  • Paul van den Burg, Drupal developer

  • Ivica Puljic, Drupal developer, Co-founder Actoteam

  • SebCorbin, Drupal developer

  • Owen Williams, Drupal developer

  • Dave W. (identity verified), Drupal developer

  • Pieter-Jan Baert, Drupal developer

  • Ruben Hofman, Drupal developer

  • Hannes V. (identity verified), Drupal developer

  • Levi Govaerts, Drupal developer

  • Rajeev Kumar, Drupal developer

  • Ashwini Kumar, Drupal developer

  • Wilbur (Identity verified), Drupal developer

  • Pol Dellaiera, Drupal developer

  • Joshua Li, Drupal developer

  • Pierre Joye, PHP core developer and speaker at Drupal events

  • Mike Demopoulos, PHP Open source developer, speaker, Joomla treasurer

  • Ferenc Kovács, Drupal developer

  • Arto Bendiken, "original author of the Drush and Boost projects"

  • Ger Vloothuis, 4+ year Drupal.org member

  • Thorsten (Identity verified), Drupal developer

  • Nicholas G. (Identity verified), Drupal developer

  • David Gibbons, Drupal developer

  • Scott C. (Identity verified), Drupal developer

  • Håvard Pedersen, Drupal developer

  • Balu Ertl, Drupal developer

  • Alfonso Montero López, Drupal developer

  • Bradley D. Thornton,  Founder and CEO - NorthTech.US , 7+ years on Drupal.org


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