Dries Buytaert Is Building the Next "Red Hat-Like" Open Source Success Story
Oct 03, 2013, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"We wanted Drupal to be what Red Hat is to Linux, that's why we started Acquia," says the Belgium-born founder of open source website CMS software Drupal and now co-founder and CTO of Acquia, Dries Buytaert.
Drupal is free, open-source software that powers millions of websites and online applications. It runs on industry-standard hosting platforms and connects to virtually all legacy systems. With a community of nearly 1 million users and developers, Drupal’s success has spawned an enormous business ecosystem. Acquia empowers enterprises with the open-source web publishing system Drupal. Co-founded by Drupal’s creator in 2007, Acquia helps customers manage their growth and scale their online properties. Acquia’s products, cloud infrastructure, and support enable companies to realize the full power of Drupal while minimizing risk, as it’s done for nearly 1,500 enterprise customers including Twitter, Al Jazeera, Turner, Intuit INTU +0.02%, World Economic Forum, Stanford University, New York Senate and NPR.