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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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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.

Acquia Podcast 14: Dries Buytaert, Managing growth of an Open Source project

In this podcast, Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier, openSUSE community manager, talks with Dries Buytaert, founder and project lead for Drupal, and co-founder of Acquia, about the creation and development of the open source content management project. They also discuss how the project was conceived, why it has grown and where its going.

Drupal's Dries Buytaert on Building the Next Drupal

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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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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.

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


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.