Drupal and Open Source in 2008 : Dries Buytaert's Predictions

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| …near the end of 2008, we’ll see the first signs of consolidation in the Open
| Source CMS market. The Open Source CMS space will become less fragmented;
| the “big three” (i.e. Wordpress, Joomla! and Drupal) will continue to grow
| but the growth of many other systems (i.e. Plone, Typo3, Xoops, e107,
| ezPublish, dotNetNuke, etc) will slow down significantly.”


A lot of today's Web (so called 2.0) is weaved with Free software (GPL) on top
of Apache and GNU/Linux.

Mambo Foundation president changes jobs

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| "That is an interesting project with the potential for significant impact on
| the way NGO dollars are spent. The brief calls for a launch in two countries
| initially, with at least 2 more in the queue. After that project gets going,
| we're looking at setting up knowledge management tools for the UN
| Peacekeeping forces. The brief is all Open Source."


Joomla!, open source, and security

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| Some people prefer the open source, PHP-based Joomla! Web CMS because it is
| relatively simple to install and run.


Related and recent:

Big Drop in the Bucket for Drupal

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| Apparently, the days when a computer science graduate student can invent some
| cool Web software and raise a few million dollars to build a company around
| it are not over. Brand new (less than a month old) North Andover, MA, startup
| Acquia announced yesterday that it’s raised $7 million to market software and
| services in support of the popular Web publishing system Drupal, invented by
| Dries Buytaert, a PhD candidate at the University of Ghent in Belgium. * *
| Like the Linux operating system, the Apache web server, and the MySQL
| database system, Drupal is a free, open-source program with a large community
| of volunteer developers and users. And Acquia’s CEO, Jay Batson, says it will
| remain so. Rather than creating and selling a proprietary version of Drupal—
| or “forking” the system, in geek speak—Acquia will work on specialized
| distributions of the software and help organizations deploy it on a larger
| scale. “We will be to Drupal what Red Hat is to Linux,” Batson says. * * *


Drupal developer bags $7 million

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| Announcing US$7 million in first round founding from North Bridge Venture
| Partners, Sigma Partners, and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Buytaert and Jay
| Batson, former CEO and founder of Pingtel, hope to steer their Drupal spun
| startup Acquia deeper into the enterprise. *