Drupal founder, Dries Buytaert, on the open source way

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While attending DrupalCon San Francisco 2010 last week, I got a chance to catch up with Dries Buytaert, founder and project lead of Drupal as well as co-founder and CTO of Acquia. Dries is a very humble guy. I first met him in December 2009 in New Orleans at a Do It With Drupal event. He's an icon in the Drupal world, but I wanted to get some insight beyond the bits and bytes. I sat down with Dries, and we talked about the open source way and some of the things he's learned over the past 10 years. What's intriguing to me is how for him, this seems like an accident, but he's navigated the waters of open source to accomplish some amazing things.

What principles have you taken from the open source communities you participate in and applied to your life outside of Drupal and Acquia?

One of the things I learned with Drupal is that the more you give, the more you get back. Ironically, I learned this through Drupal, a software project, rather than through a more conventional way.

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