Dries Buytaert, founder of the wildly popular Drupal Open Source Web CMS was recently interviewed on internetnews.com by Sean Michael Kerner.As covered previously in CMSWire, Drupal is celebrating two major milestones, the release of Drupal version 5 and the sixth anniversary of the project.
Among the highlights of the interview:
* Drupal is used by such far reaching entities as NASA, theonion.com, MTV, Mozilla and Tim Berners Lee
* The most exciting things for Buytaert about Drupal 5 are the many usability and user interface improvements that make for a better experience.
* While Drupal 5 was focused on improving the user experience, Drupal 6 will be focused on the developer experience
* Buytaert's team isn't worried about the competition, (*cough* Joomla) they just enjoy researching and playing with Web technologies.
"I started working on Drupal from my dorm room and I didn't even have a name for it back then, let alone any expectations," Buytaert said. "Little did I know that six years later, thousands of people would use Drupal, write books about it, organize conferences around it, start Drupal companies, and so on."
"It's incredible how successful Drupal has been," Buytaert said. "Just like many other people, I continue to be amazed about the Drupal community every single day. I'm proud about what we've accomplished together, and excited about what is to come."
"At the end of the day, it is all about giving the Drupal community what they want," Buytaert noted.
On that note, how about a seamless Drupal 4.7 to Drupal 5.0 Web updater!