Interview: Dries Buytaert, founder of Drupal [Oct 22, 2012]
Dries Buytaert started open source content management system Drupal as a part-time hobby in Belgium while he was completing his PhD in 2000. He founded Acquia in 2007 to make a profit from Drupal products.
“For the first seven years, Drupal never made us a single pound, euro or dollar,” he says.
Acquia is to Drupal what Red Hat is to Linux, and is the necessary face to give the open source products corporate credibility, he says.