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For the past few years, I've examined Drupal.org's contribution data to understand how the Drupal project works. Who develops Drupal? How diverse is the Drupal community? How much of Drupal's maintenance and innovation is sponsored? Where do sponsorships come from?

The report might be of interest even if you don't use Drupal. It provides insights into the inner workings of one of the…



There is a common misconception that large open source projects are well-funded. In practice, many rely on a small group of maintainers.

The PHP programming language is one of them. Despite being used by 75%+ of the web, PHP only has a few full-time contributors.

That…



Last week, 1,300 Drupalists gathered in Portland, Oregon for DrupalCon North America. It was the first in-person DrupalCon in more than two years. I can't tell you how amazing it was to see everyone face-to-face.

In good tradition, I delivered my State of Drupal keynote. You can watch the video of…



With Drupal 10 around the corner, it's time to start laying out Drupal 11's development roadmap.

It's important we begin that work by reflecting on Drupal's purpose. Drupal's purpose has evolved over the years. In the past, the goal might have been to build the…



I wanted to outline the development and deployment workflow I use on dri.es, my personal website.

My site uses Drupal (obviously) and runs on Acquia Cloud (of course), but a lot of this is a best practice for any web application.

I manage…