I use Drupal to power both a personal site (my OgasaWalrus Freeware and Open Source apps blog) and an Intranet blog in my office. So, I was more than a little envious when I read Garrett Serack’s mini trip report for Drupalcon 2008.
Drupal’s been attracting quite a bit of attention over the past year or two. And, the commercial support available for the product is a good for the product’s long term survival and growth. Several Drupal’s main figures (including its creator - Dries Buytaert) formed Acquia last year to provide value-added software products and services for the Drupal social publishing system. SpikeSource provides a for-fee Drupal sandboxed package (with Apache, PostgreSQL, and PHP) for Linux and Windows called Drupal SpikeIgnited.
Chris Pirollo just announced his Drupal-based community social network platform project. Check out his blog and videocast to learn more about this project.