Happy tenth birthday

Today is Drupal's 10th birthday. Drupal 1.0.0 was released on January 15, 2001. Now, ten years later, we've just released Drupal 7: our best, most flexible, and most user-friendly version yet. After ten years, we haven't lost any momentum.

It's amazing to look back and see how far we've come. To see how much drupal.org and its associated sites have changed and evolved is exciting. To see that we have an active Drupal Association with a paid staff dedicated to the project is wonderful. Drupal, ten years in, has officially become a phenomenon.

Ten years ago, I had no idea that Drupal would become what it has today or that it would become such a large part of my life. And yet, I'm as passionate about Drupal now as I was then. I know in my gut that it seems that we have reached a critical mass of momentum that feels unstoppable. I also know that I'm as committed to this project and to this community now more than ever.

I also know -- and this part is the most important -- that Drupal is not only about software. The software is just the tangible byproduct of something much more greater; the community. You are the key variable in this equation, and you are the reason for Drupal's success. The value of Drupal is that, as a community, we've become greater than the sum of our parts.

For your work over the last ten years, in making Drupal what it is today, I thank you all. For your future work, over the next ten years, I thank you in advance. Happy 10th birthday, Drupal!


Dieter Blomme (not verified):

So Drupal is like twins with wikipedia? :)

sun (not verified):

The older it gets, the more responsible we need to get.

In three years, Drupal is going to love and get pink. And Justin Bieber. Shortly after, we've to watch out that it doesn't give birth to a child. And no matter what, each time it leaves home, we really need to ensure that it stays away from the bad things.

Thanks for starting this baby, Dries! :)

AdrianB (not verified):

Congratulations! Hard to imagine what it will be like ten years from now.

Kobus (not verified):

Heh - I think I will order a skinny cappuccino in 10 years time, and Drupal will deliver - over the ocean... in a nanosecond.

Great work, Drupal team, and especially to you, Dries, founder of this marvel!


Tiffany Farriss (not verified):

What better place to have a 10th birthday party than at Chicago's Field Museum? Looking forward to seeing everyone at DrupalCon Chicago. As a community, we have much to celebrate (and then more work to do).

Nigel (not verified):

Congrats Dries and Drupal. My life is much better having you in it.

(PS, you have the date wrong in your banner, it should say 2011, not 2010. :)

Ximo (not verified):

I would like to thank you for first releasing Drop 1.0 as an open source project and then being an excellent project lead. It's amazing how far the project has come since its modest but ambitious beginning 10 years ago, and I'm proud to have been part of the last 4.

Here's to another 10!

Monique (not verified):

I just saw a presentation about Drupal 7 at the Drupal Releasse Party at Braine-l'Alleud and I was excited.

I also appreciate very much the effort for better accessibility!

Happy 10th birthday, Drupal!


Oops! Corrected the date in the banner. Thanks for the "bug reports".

ianemv (not verified):

Congratulations to Drupal for staying in the market for that long. Drupal is the only CMS I know that offers a customized content management with ease of use. Learning curve may be that stiff but mastering all of them is indispensable.

neb (not verified):

Happy Birthday Drupal and Wikipedia -- two of the greatest free projects.