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Open Source Drupal In Gov: Dries and Tim Bertrand of Acquia

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Gov't 2.0 Radio

Open Source Websites in Government: Dries Buytaert and Tim Bertrand of Acquia join Gov 2.0 Radio’s Adriel Hampton and Steve Ressler for a discussion of open source software and open government. Dries, who created the popular content management system Drupal 10 years ago as a student, calls on the government community to give back to the open source community while expanding usefulness of the technology.

Dries Buytaert talks Drupal and leadership in open source

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Friday, October 31, 2014
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CIO

Drupal creator and project lead, Dries Buytaert, speaks passionately about the company he began as a hobby during his college days, with the business reach of Buytaert now extending into software company Acquia and Mollom.

Computerworld Australia caught up with Buytaert while he was in Australia for the first DrupalDownunder 2011 conference held last month in Brisbane, with the developer addressing claims that Drupal is a complex content management system (CMS) that becomes unmanageable once it is customised.

“At the end of the day, a content management system like Drupal is a complex tool," he said. "Building a complex website is not necessarily easy. It’s not a magical tool that will automatically build your website for you; it still needs some tweaking and some learning.”

Drupal's Dries Buytaert makes call for developers

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Friday, October 31, 2014
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CIO

A passion for PHP, as well as a strong developer community, has been vital to Drupal’s success, founder Dries Buytaert said.

Speaking to Computerworld Australia, Buytaert said Drupal’s growth can be partly attributed to the fact that the open source content management system (CMS) is written in PHP.

“I think one of the reasons Drupal grew and is one of the dominant systems on the Web is because it’s written in PHP,” he said. “The reason is that PHP is very accessible, it’s very easy for developers to open the code and make any changes.”

While Buytaert has no regrets writing Drupal in PHP, he said the company’s growth has resulted in an increased need for PHP developers.

6 Web Pioneers on What the Internet of the Future Will Look Like

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Friday, October 31, 2014
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Mashable

Throughout 2010, I made a habit of wrapping up interviews with what I am sure was perceived as a cruelly broad question: “What do you think the future Internet will look like?”

The responses I received varied a great deal, but usually began with something along the lines of “Wow. That’s a big question.”

Open source Drupal takes Gardens path to big business

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Friday, October 31, 2014
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The Register

Open..and Shut Even as we rapidly approach a future where most software lives on the web, with acronyms like HTML5 and SaaS pointing the way, it's easy to overlook a primary building blog of yesterday's web, Drupal, and its effects on the future web. Drupal founder Dries Buytaert claims that Drupal already powers one per cent of the web. Could it do more?

Acquia Executive to Keynote Zend/PHP Conference

The Secrets of Building and Participating in Open Source Communities

Woburn, MA – November 2, 2010 – Acquia, the company accelerating the adoption of open source social publishing, today announced, Dries Buytaert, Drupal Project Lead and Acquia CTO & co-founder will keynote the Zend/PHP Conference in California. Drupal is radically changing the way websites are created and Acquia is helping enterprises embrace the technology.

Are The CMS Wars About To Heat Up?

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Friday, October 31, 2014
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InformationWeek.com

I had the chance to meet with Drupal CMS creator Dries Buytaert at the SXSW conference last week. After the chat with Buytaert, I started to wonder if a CMS war is on the horizon.

Drupal's Dries Buytaert on Building the Next Drupal

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Friday, October 31, 2014
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IT World

Among the many open source projects on the upswing is Drupal, a content management system written in PHP; Drupal has attracted a lot of attention from developers and mindshare among end users. This week, when Drupal 7 was about to go into Alpha test, I spoke with Dries Buytaert, creator of Drupal and also the founder of the Drupal services company, Acquia. We discussed several topics, from community building to Drupal's role in e-government to lessons that other open source communities can learn from Drupal's success.

The Creative Destruction of Drupal

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Friday, October 31, 2014
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CTOEdge

Just 31 years old, Dries Buytaert already has an impressive hit list. He’s the creator of Drupal, an open source content management system, and CTO and founder of Acquia, which works with enterprise customers on Drupal projects. With 2 million downloads since inception in 2001, more than 750 developers have contributed code to Drupal 6, the latest version. There are more than 400,000 Drupal-based sites.

Acquia, which Buytaert founded in 2007 to bring Drupal into the enterprise, is backed by North Bridges Venture Partners, Sigma Partners and O’Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures. Enterprise-level companies using Drupal include Turner Broadcasting, Zappos and Sony.

Currently Buytaert and team are working on Drupal 7.

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.

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