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Acquia releases Drupal Commons open source social software suite

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Fierce Content Management

Acquia released a new social software suite this week they are calling Drupal Commons. It's an open-source alternative to the proprietary Enterprise 2.0 suites we've written about quite often here. Acquia's Jay Batson was full of optimism about it when he wrote: "Time--once again--for open source to go blow the doors off another proprietary software cathedral." In this case, the cathedral is social software suites.

Rolling Your Own Social Network

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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IT Business Edge

There has been a fundamental shift away from e-mail in favor of social networks where people can more readily communicate with groups of their peers.

Commercialization of volunteer-driven open source projects

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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InfoWorld

In the open source software community, there's considerable nervousness about paying people to work on volunteer-driven projects. For example, Joomla recently hired some developers to work on its core software, a decision that has caused much debate in the Joomla community.

Gluster's Open Source Storage Solutions Selected by Acquia

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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InfoTech

Acquia, a commercial open source software company that provides products, services and technical support for the open source Drupal social publishing system, has selected Gluster's open source storage solutions.

Moving content to the cloud

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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emedia vitals

Massive server racks are less common décor for publishers, as cloud-based services have become an efficient way to host and manage Web content.

Drupal Commons: Interview with Jay Batson of Acquia

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Online Community Report

With the impressive rise of Drupal over the past several years, a number of consulting and integration firms have emerged with specific expertise in Drupal. The best known of these is Acquia, the “commercial arm” of Drupal, providing products, services, and technical support. Recently Acquia began distributing a community platform called “Commons”. We caught up with co-founder Jay Batson to ask about Commons, and its role in the online community sector.

A New Open-Source Model For SaaS

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Forbes

The tension between configuration and programming is an enduring problem that is familiar to anyone who has had to attempt to run their business using a software application. Drupal Gardens is combining principles of open source to the Software as a Service model to find a way to get the best of both worlds.

Six Secrets of Open Source Community Building

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Internet News

The Drupal content management system (CMS) is one of the most successful open source projects on the Internet today, thanks in no small part to its community.

Drupal 7 nears release candidate stage

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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InfoWorld

Drupal 7, the next major version of the popular open source content management system, could reach a release candidate stage as early as this week, the founder of the system said on Wednesday.

Acquia a success

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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ZD Net

The fact that Drupal creator Dries Buytaert’s Acquia is a success is not news.
The size of that success can be difficult to measure, given the company remains in private hands. But today we have some numbers and the answer is it’s pretty successful.

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