Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I've been on the hunt for a good open source content management system (CMS) – something that is both easy to set up and use, and yet offers good customisation. I don't want my site to look like every other blog in the world.
I'd been hearing the rave reports of Drupal for some time. The Drupal project has a long history, starting life as a bulletin board system by founder Dries Buytaert. Today it finds itself hosting the likes of The Onion, Moby's web site, MTV.co.uk and Ubuntu's site.
What's particularly interesting about Drupal is its claims to be more than just another blogger CMS. You could in theory roll it out for just about any kind of web site, although CMSs tend to favour content- rather than design-rich websites. I needed a CMS for a news site, and Drupal looked like it would fit the profile perfectly.