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by Tom Geller
How do you promote, use, and enjoy Drupal? When you tell people about it, what makes them pay attention? How do you communicate your successes to those who haven't discovered it? The
A few weeks ago we published five data sheets promoting Drupal in the Publishing, Education, Government, High-Tech, and Entertainment markets. Like many Drupalists, we kept running across great Drupal sites in these fields, but had a hard time remembering them when we wanted to show how wide Drupal adoption is. Seeing all those big Drupal-loving brands in one place is a great reminder — and makes quite an impression on anyone thinking of making the switch.
Then we thought: Why should this be limited to Acquia? The fate of our company is closely tied to Drupal's success: We grow as the platform grows. So we produced versions without our logo and released them under the Creative Commons BY license, so you can adapt them for your own needs. Translate them, insert your own logo, add and remove listings, whatever you want! Thanks to Megan Sanicki, the Drupal Association makes them available on the "BizConnect" section of its website.
But we can do better.
That page is set up to host Drupal promotional materials from any source — here's how to add yours.
- Create your document. Have a good idea, but aren't good with graphic design? No worries: Join the Marketing of Drupal group and ask for help.
- License it under an appropriate Creative Commons license. This page will help you.
- Submit it to Megan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Enjoy the pride of knowing that your work is helping people all over the world spread Drupal!
I received word today that the Top 10 Reasons to Choose the Drupal Open-Source Social Publishing System document we helped produce has already been translated into German. It's a good feeling, and one that anyone — even those without technical skills — can enjoy while promoting Drupal.