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Angela Byron on Drupal 7

Feb 24, 2011, 17:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Druckman)

"Angela Byron is the co-maintainer of the Drupal open source content management system and framework. She talked to us a bit about her role with the Drupal project, and Drupal 7, the recently released, latest version of Drupal. See the full interview in the April 2011 issue of Linux Journal, on newsstands and in subscriber mailboxes very soon!

"KD: What got you interested in open source software in the first place? Did you jump in and become an active contributor right away?

"AB: I've been interested in free software ever since I first heard the term back in 1995, back when I completed my first successful Linux installation—this was back when Debian fit on 7 floppy disks. ;) I was both intrigued and excited by the profound humanitarian implications of the free software movement. Better-than-commercial-quality software, available to be tinkered with and expanded upon by anyone with an interest and drive to learn, given away at no cost to everyone, including non-profits and educational institutions. I became a fierce advocate of open source alternatives among my family and friends, and I was totally "that person" in school who would demand that in addition to teaching us ASP and Oracle, we needed to also learn PHP and MySQL."

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