Last updated on September 14, 2018.
The rise and rise of Drupal open source software
Drupal open source software is used for creating, editing and publishing the content for websites. The major reason behind Drupal’s widespread popularity is the security, versatility and regular community updates.
How the story started
Drupal was the brainchild of 2 students of the University of Antwerp- Dries Buytaert and Hans Snijder. The university didn’t have a reliable internet connection. So in order to share the ADSL modem connection of Hans among a few students, they set up a wireless bridge.
As the things worked they realized the need for improving their idea. It graduated to a small news site when Dries decided to use the web board. It allowed the students to socialize with each other and share different types of information.
After graduating, Dries brought a domain name and put the site online so that the friends should stay in touch. It was actually a revolutionary decision that eventually resulted in the birth of powerful CMS Drupal. In 2001 the software behind drop.org was released. It graduated from the experimentation platform that allowed the other to modify or extend its functionality and adding new features. The idea was to help the people in the exploration of new web developments path.Drupal the open source software is the brainchild of 2 students of the University of Antwerp. Read more @ Philipscom Click To Tweet
Today Drupal is maintained by a number of expert programmers and community members who keep in adding/suggesting new features, recognize and patch up security vulnerabilities and develop a number of specific modules to help the users.
The major bodies/events
DrupalCon: Conference of Drupal community that is held twice every year. In this conference, a large number of Drupal communities meet and discuss various pertinent issues related to the use and scope of Drupal and to discuss other important issues.
Drupal.org: The Drupal.org was actually aimed at empowering the people to explore new ways of web development. It was an experimental platform that could be extended and modified by the users.
Drupal Association: Drupal Association was earlier known as Drupal Inc. In July 2011 the name was changed and responsibilities multiplied. Today Drupal Association is responsible for proper maintenance of
- Community Cultivation Grants
- Global Training days
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