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Acquia Delivers Commercially Supported Drupal

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| Dries also gave us some stats on Drupal. There have been over two million
| downloads accounted for, and many more unaccounted for. There are 700 core
| contributors, which he describes as on the "same scale as the Linux kernel."
| There are also over 2,000 modules for Drupal. Dries emphasized that Acquia
| Network will offer "update services, real-time updates, uptime monitoring,
| support," and more.


Another seemingly new player:

Midgard 8.09.0RC "Ragnaroek" released

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| The Midgard Project has released first 'Release Canditate' release of
| 8.09 "Ragnaroek LTS" generation of the Midgard Content Management System.
| Midgard is a mature Free Software CMS package targeted for mid-to-high-end
| web services.



Drupal developer Barry Jaspan discusses Acquia (video)

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| At the Linuxworld 2008 conference, Drupal developer Barry Jaspan discusses
| Drupal, development, and the recent formation of Acquia, a software and
| services company for Drupal. This interview explores the functioning of
| Drupal and how its development will be complemented by Acquia.


Dries Buytaert, 29

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| Created as an open-source project by Dries Buytaert, Drupal is a free content
| management framework--a tool for building customized websites quickly and
| easily, without sacrificing features or stability. Site owners can choose
| from a list of possible features: they might, say, want to publish Â*articles,
| offer each user a profile and a blog, or allow users to vote or comment on
| content. All these features are optional, and most are independent of the
| others.


Acquia Expands Technical Team

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| Acquia, a new software company offering commercial support for the Drupal
| social publishing system, today announced the addition of five new
| individuals to its technical team. With these new additions, Acquia, which
| was launched at Drupalcon in March, marks a 50-percent growth in company
| personnel.


Acquia to Ship Commercially Supported Drupal Build

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| Acquia, Drupal founder Dries Buytaert’s new company, took to the stage last
| Thursday at the Launch Pad session at the web 2.0 Expo in SF. Although they
| didn’t win the people’s choice for best startup (this honor went to Triggit),
| their soon to be released Carbon and Spokes programs are still plenty
| enticing.
| [...]
| It can be thought of as the equivalent of Red Hat distributions of Open
| Source Linux in that it’s essentially a commercial supported distribution of
| Open Source software. The benefit of such a system is that it offers users
| all the glories of open source software and community support along with
| business-quality support and response time guarantees.

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