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Drupal CMS Founder, Dries Buytaert Interview with CMS Critic

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CMS Critic

We were very pleased to have a chance to interview Dries Buytaert, founder of the legendary Drupal content management system. He shares his thoughts on its success, future and how it came to be in this intriguing and indepth discussion. We had so many questions, that we are only publishing part one while he works on the second half. Here you go.

CC: Thank you for taking the time to speak with us today, Dries. We’d like to cover a few areas during this interview.. specifically Drupal and your latest venture, Acquia.

CC: Can you tell us a little about your background and how you became involved in the world of Content Management Systems?

DB: I was a student at the University of Antwerp in Belgium around 1999. I was doing web development with CGI and server-side includes, but I wanted to learn more about technologies like PHP and MySQL. Also, at the same time, we had the need for an internal messaging system at our student dorm. So, I wrote a simple message board. Then when I graduated, I decided to move my internal message board onto the internet.

CC: Our understanding is that Drupal originally started as a BBS system, having been very involved in the BBS realm ourselves, we find this very interesting. Can you tell us a little bit about how it came to be and was it as popular as a BBS as it is today?

DB: Drupal began as an internal message board that I used to manage my student activities. We just used it in my student dorm to communicate about dinner times, etc. Once I graduated, I began transforming it into a news and discussion website: www.drop.org.

After a year or so, I released the software behind drop.org as Drupal 1.0.0, and Drupal officially came to be on January 15, 2001. Contributors still celebrate this as Drupal’s birthday every year.

Acquia Podcast 7: Lullabot Interview with Dries Buytaert

As the presenting sponsor of the Do It With Drupal seminar, we're crossposting this special podcast done by the Drupal podcast pros at Lullabot. In this episode, Jeff Robbins interviews Acquia CTO & Co-founder Dries Buytaert about the company, our software distribution Acquia Drupal and the services available through the Acquia Network. Dries talks about how Acquia’s engineers work with module maintainers to submit patches, tackle issue queues and write unit tests to contribute to the Drupal community.

Fundamentos Web

This fourth edition of Fundamentos Web brings the opportunity of seeing live relevant figures of Web design and development with standards in the national and international field. The goal of this event is to give participants the possibility of listening to these experts' opinions, and interact with them. These professionals will discuss topics related to the Web from a technical and social perspective, sometimes focused on technical and practical aspects of great interest for the whole Web community.

Clay Shirky Interviews Dries for TR35

MIT's Technology Review announced its annual TR35 honorees today - recognizing young innovators under the age of 35 whose inventions and research they find most exciting. Dries was honored along with 34 outstanding leaders in the field of technology - congrats Dries!

Acquia commercializing Drupal open-source publishing platform

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Webware

While blogging platforms like WordPress and Movable Type have considerable name recognition among Web users, few outside the development community know about this flexible and open-source content management system Drupal, which powers sites like Sony BMG's Myplay, PopSci.com, and the Web 2.0 blog Center Networks.

Drupal's avid developer community voted the product into a Webware 100 award earlier this year, so when Drupal creator Dries Buytaert came to town this week I took the opportunity to catch up with him and learn a little about the upcoming commercialization project for Drupal called Acquia.

Acquia, of course, is not the first company to take an open-source product and try to commercialize it; the most popular company in this game is Red Hat, which commercializes Linux.

Drupal’s Creator Envisions Web Publishing’s Plug-and-Play Future

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Dries Buytaert started down his path to fame when he coded up a private message board for his college dormitory. Nine years later, that modest bulletin board software package has grown into Drupal, one of the most popular open-source content publishing systems on the web with thousands of active contributors. In March 2008, Buytaert connected with entrepreneur Jay Batson, and together the two of them founded Acquia, a commercial venture that will provide technical support for Drupal’s devotees as well as further the adoption and development of the platform.

Webmonkey sat down with Dries and Jay to talk about the history of Drupal, where development is headed and the role their new company will play in the project’s future.

Dries Buytaert Speaking at Gilbane San Francisco

Acquia's global conference tour continues on next week. Yesterday, Jeff participated yesterday in what was described by Kathleen Reidy at The 451 Group as a star-studded open source panel at Enterprise 2.0.

Acquia video channel at acquia.blip.tv

We've set up an Acquia channel on the Blip.tv site - acquia.blip.tv. We'll be posting new videos, screen casts and demos here for folks to check out and share.

Acquia to Ship Commercially Supported Drupal Build

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CMS Wire

Acquia, Drupal founder Dries Buytaert’s new company, took to the stage last Thursday at the Launch Pad session at the web 2.0 Expo in SF. Although they didn’t win the people’s choice for best startup (this honor went to Triggit), their soon to be released Carbon and Spokes programs are still plenty enticing.

####What is Carbon?
Acquia was formed by Dries Buytaert to provide value-added products and services for Drupal. Their first offering, Carbon, is a commercially-supported release of Drupal 6 that will consists of Open Source Drupal 6 core plus a group of popular contributed modules.

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