Buytaert: I think there's sort of two worlds. There's community-driven open source, where -- like Drupal, like Linux, and there's only a few of these -- where really, the project is driven by a community. Commercial open source for me is when you have a venture-backed startup that basically decides to build software to compete in a specific market and to try and disrupt that market by having an open source strategy. And so in many ways it's almost a marketing tool to be open source.
InfoWorld: How do you make money off of Drupal and Drupal Gardens?
Buytaert: The the way we make money [with] Drupal, at Acquia, is different from how most other people make money off Drupal. There's thousands of little shops, they make money building websites. At Acquia we don't build websites. We provide commercial-grade support. We [also] have high-end cloud-based hosting. Drupal Gardens will be a subscription based services where you pay a monthly fee. There will [also] be a free version.
InfoWorld: What kind of upgrade rate are you expecting for Drupal 7?
Buytaert: Historically, the size of the Drupal community doubles with every major release. I don't know why, but that's what it has been doing the last couple of years.
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