Drupal: Free Software Runs Websites

Colin  Moynihan, Software System’s Fans Gather to Talk Code, New York Times, Mar. 2, 2009, A18.

Drupal is free software used to run Web sites.  The developer, Dries Buytaert, made the code public on the condition that users share modification and improvements with one another.  Users avoid licensing fees, can change it by writing new code, and communicate with one another to avoid technical snags and how to shape the software’s future.  This technological communication allows users and developers flexibility that has resulted in big name users such as Sony, Pulitzer Prizes, and the federal Web site recovery.gov, which gives information on The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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