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Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Tens of thousands of people and organizations are using Drupal to power scores of different web sites, including Community web portals, Discussion sites, Corporate web sites, Intranet applications, Personal web sites or blogs, E-commerce applications, Resource directories, Social Networking sites, etc.
Drupal is open-source software distributed under the GPL ("GNU General Public License") and is maintained and developed by a community of thousands of users and developers.


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Articles on Drupal's revenue model

Drupal Looking for New Revenue Sources - It seems that every successful Open Source project ends up asking the same question: "How can we get the resources to keep growing and improve our standards?" a blog post from alledia.com (2007)
Dries Buytaert's blog - Drupal founder Dries Buytaert's blog
Acquia - Acquia is a commercial open source software company providing products, services, and technical support for the open source Drupal social publishing system.
Microsoft starts distributing open-source Drupal - Since October 2008, Microsoft's Web Application Installer comes with out-of-the-box support for Drupal, OScommerce, and other popular open-source Web applications; by Matt Asay (2008)
Why Drupal.org lacks good themes (and why CVS has nothing to do with it) - Why Drupal.org lacks good themes (and why CVS has nothing to do with it - Drupal favors client-supported development and hence designers don't contribute themes to Drupal.org; by Todd Ross Nienkerk (2009)
On hiring Drupal talent - On hiring Drupal talent: how is it possible to grow the pool of Drupal talent and help Drupal companies scale? How is it possible to raise the bar for Drupal professional service firms? A blog post by Dries Buytaert (2007)



Interviews with Drupal founder Dries Buytaert

The Future of Drupal? - an exclusive interview with Drupal founder Dries Buytaert on Drupal's future, the future of open source projects and Acquia's goals with Drupal, by John Conroy, CMSWire.com (2008)


An interview with Dries Buytaert at DrupalCon Paris




Other Successful Web-based Business Models

Amazon Business Model - check out the Amazon Business Model section
Craigslist Business Model - check out the Craigslist Business Model section
eBay Business Model - check out the eBay business model section.
Google Business Model - check out the Google Business Model section.
Microsoft Business Model - Microsoft Business Model
NetFlix Business Model - check out the NetFlix Business Model section.
Skype Business Model - check out the Skype Business Model section
Yahoo Business Model - Yahoo Business Model

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