So what is the Hydra philosophy?  Or maybe that should be philosophies…

Hydra is about building a framework rather than a closed application.  It is designed so that adopters can each have their own design mix of features; variation is part of the plan.

Hydra provides software designed to make a developer’s life easier.

Hydra invests time and resources into collaborative, community working. Whilst we support all sorts of distance communication, we know from experience that there is no substitute for quality face-to-face meetings.

Hydra encourages new adopters and so organizes (and encourages others to organize) training and workshops.

Hydra believes in openness and transparency in all it does: code, designs, discussions.

Hydra Partners are committed to contributing back to the project: code for the core, documentation, design patterns and more.

Hydra designs for re-use.