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Acquia Founder, Dries Buytaert, Wins CIOnet Innovation Award 2009

Woburn, MA - November 16, 2009 -- Today, Acquia, the enterprise guide to Social Publishing, announced that company founder and Drupal creator, Dries Buytaert, was awarded the CIOnet Innovation Award 2009 by the CIOnet Advisory Board. Recognized for his exceptional and innovative success with the development of the Drupal open source software and community, Buytaert was honored by CIOs and IT leaders during the CIOnet Annual Top Event in Brussels today.

FrOSCon 2009

The Department of Computer Science of the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg is organising a conference about Free Software and Open Source in 2009 again with help of the student body, LUUSA and FrOSCon e.V.

Drupal founder and Acquia CTO Dries Buytaert will be delivering a keynote session on Sunday August 23rd entitled The Secrets of Building and Participating in Open Source Communities.

Matt Mullenweg And Dries Buytaert Probably Separated At Birth

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When it comes to open sourced content management platforms and their creators, there's no question about the celebrity status that WordPress and its young founder Matt Mullenweg have ascended to. If offered an opportunity to interview Mullenweg about some news, I'd undoubtedly jump on it. But when I was offered the chance to do the same with Dries Buytaert, my initial response was "Dries who?" Once I realized "Dries, the creator of Drupal," I didn't hesitate (podcast below).

As I came to learn in the interview, it's as though Buytaert and Mullenweg were separated at birth. They were born only 6 years apart (The older of the two -- Buytaert -- was born in 1978 when I was a senior in high school). Both went on to create wildly successful PHP-based content management systems (Mullenweg did WordPress, Buytaert did Drupal). Both men open sourced those content management systems. And today, both are the founders of VC-funded commercial enterprises (Mullenweg's Automattic and Buytaert's Acquia) looking to capitalize on their founders' art and fame.

WoodWing Publishing Conference 2009

This year's conference theme for the WoodWing Publishing Conference is "The Fast Track to Online." Dries Buytaert will be delivering a keynote at the event.
The conference's focus will be on successfully meeting the challenges of online publishing.
Now, more than ever, publishers need to look at new sources of income, and they need to do it with a sense of urgency. The information you'll receive during the conference will be invaluable when it comes to preparing your company for what's coming next.

OSBC: Open Source Business Conference

Open Sourcing the Enterprise:
Strategies to Boost Innovation and Cut Costs with Open-Source Participation

2009 PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

Open source has become an integral part of the software world, whether software developed for sale by vendors like Red Hat and Oracle or software developed for use by enterprises like E*Trade and Disney. The best, however, has yet to come.

To get the most from open-source communities, including significant boosts in innovation and cuts in IT spending, we need to discover new ways to grow them, make them self-sustaining, and profitable.

Drupal CMS Founder, Dries Buytaert Interview with CMS Critic

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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.

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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!

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