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Avec une communauté de plus de 630 000 développeurs, dont plus de 16 000 en France, Drupal est l'un des leaders du marché du CMS (outil de gestion et de publication de contenus) et a su développer un modèle économique articulé autour de l'open source. C'est la société Acquia, fondée en 2007 et comptant 200 salariés à travers le monde, qui propose ses diverses solutions en ciblant principalement les entreprises. En France, Acquia est dirigée par Cyril Reinard et compte parmi ses clients la SNCF ou LaPoste. Aujourd'hui Drupal serait utilisé sur 1,5 million de sites web dont plus de 11 000 en France.

De passage à Paris, Dries Buytaert, le créateur de Drupal, a accepté de répondre à nos questions.

Comment se positionne Drupal sur le marché mondial des CMS ?

Dries Buytaert : Il existe des centaines de CMS. Aujourd'hui un site sur cinquante utilise Drupal. C'est l'un des CMS les plus importants et seul Wordpress possède une part de marché plus élevée. Drupal se placerait donc en seconde position. En revanche nous ne sommes pas vraiment en concurrence avec Wordpress. Typiquement Wordpress est pensé pour les sites plus petits et nous nous focalisons sur les sites plus complexes.

Dries Buytaert (Acquia) "Drupal 8 s'oriente vers HTML5 et la mobilité [24 mai 2012]

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Le créateur de Drupal est en France pour annoncer le lancement de la filiale française de la société de services qu'il a créée. Il revient pour nous sur les évolutions à venir du CMS Open Source.

Le créateur de Drupal, et directeur technique et fondateur de la société de services Acquia, Dries Buytaert revient sur les dernières évolutions de Drupal, et les nouveautés à venir dans Drupal 8. Le 25 mai Dries Buytaert devait annoncé officiellement le lancement d'une filiale en France.

The API-ificiation of software – and LEGOs [May 28, 2012]

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Today everything has an API. Facebook has hundreds of APIs across such social areas as friends, photos, likes and events. Google has thousands of APIs across search/AdWords, Web analytics, YouTube, maps, email and many more. Amazon has APIs that cover the spectrum from Alexa Web traffic rankings to e-commerce product and pricing information and even the ability to start and stop individual machines. I spent a decade architecting and building component and services based software, and another decade after that evaluating and investing in infrastructure software, I believe this mobile and cloud influenced wave of RESTful service-oriented software may finally live up to its initial promise.

Although the majority of API attention has centered on consumer Web services, an emerging cadre of startups are focused on infrastructure and business processes. These newcomers are providing a broad range of critical services neatly packaged as frameworks or APIs. Some of these companies, such as Salesforce and Google Maps, are next generation SaaS providers that have built solutions to serve both end users and developers. Others, including Mailchimp and Twilio, are pure play offerings that solely target developers as customers.

2012 Future of Open Source Survey Results Are In [May 25, 2012]

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The Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) is in full swing in San Francisco this week, and, in conjunction with it, Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture Partners are out with the results of their 2012 Future of Open Source Survey. These annual surveys have a good record of picking key open source trends and providing good forecasts. For example, the same survey has made accurate predictions about the cloud computing and mobile technology scenes in recent years, as well as the rise of open source Business Intelligence software. Here are some of the findings from the 2012 survey.

There were 740 respondents for this year's survey, and non-vendors made up 59 percent of respondents. Among respondents, 62 percent said that open source applications and platforms represented more than half of their software deployments. When asked what makes open source attractive, respondents said "freedom from vendor lock-in," "lower costs," and "quality," were paramount.

Web Optimization Firm Yottaa Closes $9M Series B Funding Round [May 22, 2012]

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Web Host Industry Review

Web optimization provider Yottaa announced on Tuesday that it has closed $9 million in Series B funding. The round of funding will be used towards accelerating the delivery of its services that optimize, protect and monitor websites for SMBs, and other organizations.

Existing Yottaa investors, General Catalyst Partners, Stata Venture Partners and Cambridge West Ventures participated in the round, and were joined by an additional undisclosed investor.

This funding round comes a week after Yottaa launched its solution for mobile acceleration, combining its patented front-end optimization service with a global content delivery network. Its mobile acceleration solution currently has more than 30 million users, according to the press release.

Web hosts that are looking for a solution that combines site speed optimization, mobile optimization and a CDN may consider partnering with Yottaa. The referral or reseller program could be a fit for web hosts that want to deliver faster websites to their customers. HostMySite ad Acquia are existing Yottaa partners.

Sixth Annual Future Of Open Source Survey Results Point to Era of “Open Innovation On Demand” [May 21, 2012]

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Open Source Fueling Innovation in Mobile and Cloud; Quality a Top Reason for Enterprise Adoption

Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), SAN FRANCISCO – May 21, 2012 North Bridge Venture Partners and Black Duck Software today announced the results of the sixth annual Future of Open Source Survey. Conducted in partnership with The 451 Group, the 2012 survey reveals that open source software (OSS) is leading innovation in major technology segments including mobile, cloud and big data, as well as creating innovative business models such as Open SaaS. The quality of open source, and the ability to continuously improve, is now one of the top reasons for its adoption.

"The 2012 Future of Open Source Survey reveals the OSS market is thriving. This year's results show an important shift in respondents' view of OSS, focusing less on cost and more on how OSS can innovate and help create industries. Taken together with applications like mobile and enabled by cloud, we are entering an exciting new era of 'Open Innovation on Demand,' where not only can OSS innovate faster, it can be deployed immediately and consumed as a service from the cloud," said Michael Skok, General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners.

Innovative Technology Leaders Show Support For NetSuite SuiteCommerce [May 15, 2012]

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NetSuite SuiteWorld 2012 -- NetSuite Inc. (N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, today announced that leading technology innovators have embraced the NetSuite "Commerce as a Service" (CaaS) initiative and the new NetSuite SuiteCommerce platform, delivering next-generation commerce solutions and integrations that enrich the platform with valued-added functionality such as social ratings, reviews and conversations, social CRM, product data and image syndication, personalized product recommendations, rich media management, mobile device payments, and credit card payment processing. NetSuite "Commerce as a Service" (CaaS) enables businesses to manage their interactions with other businesses and directly with consumers via a cloud platform that delivers a desired customer experience, via any current device, directly on the core NetSuite ERP/CRM business management application. At the heart of CaaS is NetSuite SuiteCommerce, a new commerce-aware platform that provides a central system to manage all transactions with consumers and other businesses regardless of touchpoint (website, smart phone, tablet, or social media site).

These landmark partnerships between NetSuite and disruptive technology providers that are helping reshape commerce, such as Square, Stripe, Acquia, Bazaarvoice, GoDataFeed, MyBuys, Shotfarm and Velaro, strengthen the CaaS initiative and the SuiteCommerce platform, which combines a state-of-the-art Web storefront with a central system to manage all B2C and B2B transactions across any touchpoint, including websites, smartphones, tablets, social media and physical point of sale (POS). Operating directly on the core NetSuite ERP/CRM business management application, SuiteCommerce is designed to address the limitations and complexity of first-generation commerce systems to enable merchants to streamline business processes, build relationships with built-in marketing tools and immerse customers in a richly interactive and intuitive shopping experience.

Mobile app dev at heart of website redesign [May 9, 2012]

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Michael Le Du and his development team have become rather successful at getting beautiful women to share pictures of themselves. In fact, they make it look easy. Lest there be some misunderstanding, there's nothing untoward happening here -- just a little website redesign.

Le Du is chief technology officer at New York City-based Maxim magazine, which is published by Alpha Media Group Inc. Here, the good-looking gal next door is good for ROI. He is one of a growing number of IT leaders rethinking their website design strategies as business and customer needs continue to shift to a consumer-friendly, mobile-app-centric world.

In January the popular men's lifestyle magazine relaunched its website with an eye toward an enhanced mobile user experience and back-end agility. Le Du successfully got Maxim off its legacy content management system and onto an open source CMS in partnership with Acquia Inc., a commercial open source software vendor for the Drupal open source Web development platform.

App dev a way to improve user experience
"Hometown Hotties" was part of Maxim's ambitious three-month website redesign. The "hotties" also happen to be a good example of the growing importance of mobile app dev in enhancing the user experience. What's good for the user is good for the business.

Hometown Hotties is a longstanding Maxim feature. Essentially, women submit images and information about themselves from any device. Site users vote for their favorites, and the women with the most votes move on to increasingly competitive rounds until a favorite is chosen and becomes a Hometown Hottie. The winner becomes a spokesperson for Maxim -- which wins too, in that it gains new promotional options... Read more.

Dries Buytaert: Open source entrepreneur [May 3, 2012]

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Business Insider

GrowthBusiness sits down with Drupal founder Dries Buytaert to find out when the platform really started to take off and how the inventor-cum-entrepreneur is planning on monitising Drupal through open source software company Acquia.

IBM’s SugarCRM Deal Is a Sweet Sign for Commercial Open Source Software [May 1, 2012]

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CIO Journal

IBM’s recent decision to replace its Oracle Siebel customer management system with SugarCRM’s web-based application is a big vote of confidence in commercial open source software.

Commercial open source software can be appealing to corporations because it often includes legal protections, quality controls and customer service. It has been used by startups such as Eucalyptus, which provides software for private clouds, and Acquia, which provides service and support for Drupal open-source content management systems.

The combination of open source code and quality controls helps companies such as SugarCRM compete with much larger rivals such as Oracle and, which sell software based on proprietary standards.