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Split framework and core modules into new repositories

Based on a suggestion by Robert Douglass that the poll module be removed from core, and the follow up by Gerhad Killesreiter that perhaps the archive and blog modules should likewise be removed, I posted an old idea I had about how to provide better support for important modules and more diverse use of Drupal:

Moving modules out of core often means they fall of the face of the earth and no longer get support and updates. That's not good.

May Day at Drupal

Happy May Day with 2 big announcements from the Drupal community. First, the long-awaited release of Drupal 4.7.0 will make many a web site developer happy. Growth in usage and development has increased exponentially in the past 18 months, and now is the time to join the growing ranks of those who use, implement, customize and develop Drupal. Second, the official kick-off of the Drupal Google Summer of Code program applications.

Drupal in the corporate environment

I'm using Drupal as my framework to develop a whole bunch of web applications for my employer. For the most part, it has been really nice. There is a tremendous amount of leverage available by having so many parts of a web application already built for you.

Drupal and Google's Summer of Code 2006

Once again, Google is sponsoring the Summer of Code, and Drupal will be participating. I forecast Drupal will also once again kick ass with fantastic participation and major new code development, just as we did last year. ;-)

Interested? Read all about it here.

More Scientific Truth in Product Warning Labels

by Susan Hewitt and Edward Subitzky, from The Journal of Irreproducible Results, vol. 36, #1. Reproduced with permission.

As scientists and concerned citizens, we applaud the recent trend towards legislation that requires the prominent placing of warnings on products that present hazards to the general public. Yet we must also offer the the cautionary thought that such warnings, however well-intentioned, merely scratch the surface of what is really necessary in this important area. This is especially true in light of the findings of 20th century physics.

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