Drupal Use Growing

Saw this interesting entry from OS Static:

Drupal 6 Content Management System To Soon Run 240,000 Sites

Dries Buytaert, founder of the Drupal content management system, and co-founder of Acquia (which offers a commercially supported version of Drupal), is out with some remarkable statistics, here, and here. If you’re unfamiliar with Drupal, it is a powerful open source content management system, and OStatic runs on it, as do many other sites, including Fast Company and The Onion. According to the latest data from Dries, based on the growth of the platform, there will be over 240,000 sites running on Drupal 6 by January of 2010, and that’s up from fewer than 5,000 in July of 2008. Here are some more milestones for Drupal.

Because many sites running Drupal are hidden behind corporate firewalls, and for other reasons, one can’t put a completely accurate number on how many Drupal sites there are. However, Dries says that sites reporting back to Drupal through their upgrade modules are showing that there are currently between 100,000 and 150,000 sites running Drupal 6. The current number is expected to double over the next nine months.

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