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Acquia Ties Success to Growth of Drupal

Mar 18, 2008, 20:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"In the last year, a growing number of companies based on free and open source software (FOSS) have come out of stealth mode. One of the latest is Acquia, which provides services for organizations that use Drupal, the popular content management platform. 'Until now,' says Jeff Whatcott, Acquia's vice president of marketing, 'there hasn't been a Red Hat or Ubuntu of the Drupal world.' Acquia plans to fill that gap by selling subscription services that will improve what Whatcott calls the 'few rough edges and gaps' in Drupal, at the same time that the company establishes itself in the eyes of community.

"Whatcott refers to Drupal as 'social publishing' software--that is, a combination of tools for content management, social software such as blogs, wikis, and forums, and a Web framework..."

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