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Assisting Drupal Community Growth

on Sat, 03/15/2008 - 17:24

Both Dries and I have agreed on one key thing with each other since our first conversations about Acquia: 18 months after we start our business, we truly hope the community at large thinks Acquia has been a great thing for the Drupal project.

Issues presented by Drupal's expansion

One of the challenges the Drupal community must to be concerned about is growing the number and quality of Drupal developers. Drupal downloads and content are both doubling annually.

Smart. (Not me; the car.)

on Thu, 03/13/2008 - 18:41

I want one. My driveway (steep, snowy in winter) may not let me have it. My wife may not either.

It doesn't stop me from wanting it. Seriously.

Please. Everybody. View. This

on Thu, 03/13/2008 - 02:56

It's an important awareness test. And be sure to watch to the very end. It's a message very, very, very close to my heart. I hope you take it seriously.

Under the Headphones - Really

on Mon, 03/10/2008 - 05:48

Looks like several people got different types of photos of me spinning tunes at the Acquia party at Drupalcon last week. Thanks, Dries and Tim. ;-)

Oh, and there's another nice photo there: Can you see how I'm pretty obsessed with Acquia at the moment?



Is Drupal Like The Others?

on Mon, 03/10/2008 - 04:34

Matt Asay blogged about recent research suggesting that much of the core development work on open-source projects is done by paid developers.

It's interesting to consider this in the light of Drupal.  Drupal has lots of contributors who are totally volunteer - and they've been contributing to Drupal for a long time.  Yet, there are Drupal developers who work for places that pay them to develop sites and functionality on Drupal - even though those companies aren't the one who offer Drupal in some commercial way (the way Alfresco does for Alfresco).

I don't know whether this will change for