Drupal 10 years old, Drupal 7 - 10 days old today
Drupal is 10 years old today - an amazing feat for an open source project. Congratulations Dries you have created a fantastic product. Thank you Drupal Community for rallying behind a good structure and making it great. Thank you fsf and the GNU license for facilitating the encouragement and legal license. Just to think that an average business failure rate 80% over first five years, and 80% over the following five years, the fact that an open source project has survived this long and is supported by a thriving community of thousands of developers and hundreds of thousands of installs ins impressive.
Drupal 7 usage jumped to 20,000 installs this year already based on statistics on the drupal.org usage statistics site.
Drupal experiences 50% growth in 2010
Looking at perhaps the most famous GNU project - the Linux project - Drupal rate of adaption is amazing. When Linux turned 10 years old the rate of Linux server unit shipments recorded a 15% annual growth rate. Drupal recorded a 50% growth rate last year. Granted that adaptation of a CMS may be easier than server installs and Drupal has probably made great strides at the improvement of usage reporting, nevertheless, the growth is impressive. Salud, mazoltov, nazdrovie, prost Drupal!