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Open source Drupal takes Gardens path to big business

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Even as we rapidly approach a future where most software lives on the web, with acronyms like HTML5 and SaaS pointing the way, it's easy to overlook a primary building blog of yesterday's web, Drupal, and its effects on the future web. Drupal founder Dries Buytaert claims that Drupal already powers one per cent of the web. Could it do more?

Drupal, at the most basic level is an open-source content management system. But this belies just how expansive it has become, with thousands of add-on modules and millions of developers. Drupal is not a product. It's a community. A massive, ever-growing community.

This has led to explosive sales figures at Acquia, Buytaert's company that sponsors a fair amount of core Drupal development. But it also suggests huge potential for the Drupal community to extend Drupal from yesterday's simple framework for building brochure-style websites to tomorrow's web application framework.

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