Dries is the founder and project lead of Drupal and co-founder of Acquia and Mollom.
I was interviewed by Noel Noneck as part of his The Luck of Seven journey. Click the image to see the interview.
The interview should have been taken at your new desk at home - it would have been worth showing everybody the new habitat where new Drupal versions arise :)
Nice slideshow of Antwerp in the beginning !
Nice bit of background -- really wish it would have been longer. I love knowing the story behind things I care about.
Interesting to see how it all started. Just a question: do you do all your coding and work on a Mac? I saw one in the video, and I thinking of making the switch myself.
In addition to the Mac, I have a Dell desktop with Gentoo Linux on it.
No, no, that machine is currently confiscated by me :-)
Thanks for the complements... I have a much longer clip of how Drupal started and I will have it on the internet archive when I make it back to the States...
A very cool interview. I have heard you talk about the beginning of Drupal, I guess on three ocasions now, and it never ceases to amaze me that you manage to convey those events in such a calm manner. After all, it's an open source succes story, and yet you still manage to keep both feet firmly on the ground.
The last part was really moving.. I played it expecting to find strong historical and perhaps technical content, only to find an even deeper story.
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