What is Drupal ?

Drupal is a content management system and a content management framework.

Drupal is open source software maintained and developed by a community of 630,000+ users and developers.

 It's distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (or "GPL"), which means anyone is free to download it and share it with others.

This open development model means that people are constantly working to make sure Drupal is a cutting-edge platform that supports the latest technologies that the Web has to offer.

The Drupal project's principles encourage modularity, standards, collaboration, ease-of-use, and more.

History :

Dries Buytaert began the Drupal software as an message board in 1999.

Within a year or so, more people became interested using and contributing to Drupal, so the project was made open source.

Drupal.org came online in 2001, and the Drupal community gained momentum in 2005 with several code sprints and conferences.

Read more about the full history of Drupal and Druplicon.