[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts
MAY 29, 2012
Drupal has 10,000+ modules, 300,000 downloads a month, 1.5M Dries points to a common pattern: From innovation to bespoke systems to products to commoditization. Proprietary software tends to stop at the products stage; it’s hard to become a commodity because proprietary software is too expensive. Module developers can get funded from LSD. The 15,000 modules are maintained by the community. Patches go through a workflow before they reaches me.