Dries Buytaert

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Dries Buytaert at FOSDEM 2008.

Dries Buytaert (born 19 November 1978 in Wilrijk, Antwerp, Belgium)[1] is a Belgian open-source software programmer notable as founder and lead developer of the Drupal content management system.[2][3][4]

Career[edit]

Buytaert defended his PhD dissertation in Computer Science on 27 January 2008,[5] at Ghent University in Belgium.[6]

From 1999-2000 he was the maintainer of the Linux-WLAN FAQ.[7]

On 1 December 2007, Dries announced,[8] together with co-founder Jay Batson the launch of a start-up called Acquia.[9] Acquia is a commercial open-source software company providing products, services, and technical support for Drupal. Acquia tries to be to Drupal what Red Hat has been to Linux.[10] In 2009, Acquia helped re-launch Whitehouse.gov on Drupal.[11] Dries serves as CTO of Acquia.[12]

On 31 March 2008, Dries launched Mollom, a service dedicated to stopping website spam: "Mollom's purpose is to dramatically reduce the effort of keeping your site clean and the quality of your content high. Currently, Mollom is a spam-killing one-two punch combination of a state-of-the-art spam filter and CAPTCHA server." Over 59,000 websites are protected by the Mollom service,[13] including all of Netlog's messages.[14] Mollom support ended 2 April 2018.[15]

In 2008, Buytaert was elected "Young Entrepreneurs of Tech" by BusinessWeek.[16] He was also named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35.[17][18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Curriculum Vitae Archived 21 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "History". Drupal.org. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  3. ^ "The Drupal core". Drupal.org. Archived from the original on 3 May 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Revamp of MAINTAINERS.txt". Groups.drupal.org. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Dr. Dre, Dries Buytaert". Buytaert.net. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  6. ^ "conferences.oreilly.com". Conferences.oreillynet.com. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Linux-Wlan Faq (Old)". Linux-wlan.org. 6 March 2000. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Acquia, my Drupal startup, Dries Buytaert". Buytaert.net. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  9. ^ "Acquia". Acquia. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  10. ^ "With $30M in funding, Acquia edges closer to an IPO". Venturebeat.com. 29 November 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  11. ^ "Whitehouse goes Drupal". Techpresident.com. 24 October 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  12. ^ "Dries Buytaert". Acquia. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Mollom Scorecard". Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  14. ^ "Mollom filtering millions of messages for Netlog". Buytaert.net. 20 May 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  15. ^ "Mollom End of Life Announcement". Acquia Support Knowledge Base. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  16. ^ Kharif, Olga (17 April 2008). "Young Entrepreneurs of Tech 2008". Businessweek.com. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  17. ^ "2008 Young Innovators Under 35". Technology Review. 2008. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  18. ^ Christopher Chang, 33 University of California, Berkeley. "TR35 2008 Young Innovator". Technologyreview.com. Retrieved 23 April 2012.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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