Drupal creator's startup, other firm, seek lead roles in open source

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Mass High Tech

If two companies launched here have their way, Massachusetts will become a double epicenter for open-source software. Two startups with Massachusetts roots are hoping to become the next Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT) of their respective open-source communities, and venture dollars are chasing their efforts.

Acquia Inc. has closed $8 million in new financing — a story first reported on www.masshightech.com earlier this week, bringing to $15 million the total in funds raised by the company founded by Drupal creator Dries Buytaert.

Andover-based Acquia hopes to become Drupal’s anchor, proving the credibility and scalability of the open-source web content management platform in enterprise applications.