Dries Buytaert

Popular Science using Drupal

With the help from pingVision, Popular Science relaunched using Drupal. This move is notable, not only because Popular Science is a popular website, but also because they moved from Vignette v7 (a proprietary content management system) to Drupal (an open source content management system).

According to a recent press release, Vignette's revenue for 2007 was down 3% compared to 2006, and their licensing revenue was down more than 15%. One data point doesn't constitute a trend, but to me, it is further proof that Open Source content management systems are gaining market share. Just last year, Drupal grew by more than 200%.


— Dries Buytaert

Dries Buytaert is an Open Source advocate and technology executive. More than 10,000 people are subscribed to his blog. Sign up to have new posts emailed to you or subscribe using RSS.