Drupal Out of the Box

Drupal is a free and open source CMS written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public
License. Drupal stems from a project by a Dutch university student, Dries Buytaert. The goal of the
project was to provide a mechanism for Buytaert and his friends to share news and events. Buytaert
turned Drupal into an open source project in 2001, and the community readily embraced the concept
and has expanded on its humble beginnings, creating what is now one of the most powerful and featurerich
CMS platforms on the web. Individuals, teams, and communities leverage Drupal’s features to easily
publish, manage, and organize content on a variety of websites, ranging from personal blogs to large
corporate and government sites.

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