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Open Source Drupal Goes Commercial With Acquia

Mar 03, 2008, 15:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"The open source Drupal content management system is going commercial thanks to a new company, called Acquia, that's led by Dries Buytaert, the founder of the Drupal project. The new effort is aiming to bring a commercially supported version of Drupal to business users and could well end up shaking up the entire content management marketplace.

"Jay Batson, who was the founding CEO of open source VOIP software company Pingtel, is also part of Acquia's executive team. Acquia is getting $7 million in funding to start from a number of backers including: North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners, and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures..."

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