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Drupal looks beyond open source zealots

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Every few years, Drupal violates done of the industry's most sacred rules: don't break your APIs.

The next version of the popular open source content management system – Drupal 7 – will do just that. And more. It will offer a redesigned user interface that targets – gasp! – non-technical users. It will hide features that devs know and love.

Also in the works: Drupal Gardens, for hosting sites built with Drupal 7. It's analygous to Wordpress.com, and it's set to enter public beta "very shortly".

Such changes come at a critical juncture for Drupal. They're intended to help increase uptake among content creators – those outside Drupal's core audience of open sourcers.

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