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Why fork Drupal? The philosophy behind Backdrop CMS

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60 minutes

Why fork Drupal? The philosophy behind Backdrop CMS

Backdrop CMS is the Drupal fork. It is a faster and less-complex version of Drupal 7 with more features you want, and fewer you don't.

This session will highlight the Backdrop Mission, it's intended audience, and it's guiding principles.

We'll explain the decision making process, introduce the Project Management Committee, and expand on how the project's direction is set by the needs of the whole community.

We'll cover topics like how we handle Security and Stability, and talk about how we're trying to decrease the cost of long-term website ownership.

Learning Objectives & Outcomes: 

This session is to help people understand why Backdrop CMS is necessary, the people it aims to serve, and the objectives it aims to meet.

(Note to organizers, we'd also be happy to do this as a 45 or 30 minute session if that fits better in the schedule)