Acquia = RedHat for Drupal

Several key Drupal community members have gathered together with some others to form Acquia, a new commercial firm that hopes to sell subscriptions to Drupal a la RedHat’s linux distros. Acquia has already generated $7 million in funding.

I notice the similarities between Acquia and rSmart, where I now work. Both are focused on the open source web application layer, both think of RedHat as a model, both are working within large, already established open source communities. There are other examples…but apparently the idea of commercial subscriptions for open source web applications is catching on…

Posted by Nate Angell

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