"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
"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."