Drupal has started in back 2000, it started as small project between individuals to share their thoughts, information. Later it’s released as open source project and it has gained lot of popularity. Now drupal has thousands modules and themes in their repository. For a full and complete history of drupal go through the article.
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(In 2000) Drupal began as a homebrew collaborative newsboard designed to help creators Dries Buytaert and Hans Snijder, as well as a small group of their friends, keep in touch and share ideas, announcements, and news between their student dorms at the University of Antwerp. After graduation, Buytaert and Snijder wanted to keep their collaborative system going, so they put it online and registered it under the name drop.org — While looking for a suitable domain name, Dries settled for ‘drop.org’ after he made a typo to see if the name ‘dorp.org’ was still available. Dorp is the Dutch word for ‘village’, which was considered a fitting name for the small community.
Once drop.org was established on the Web, its audience changed as the members began talking about new web technologies, such as moderation, syndication, rating, and distributed authentication. Drop.org slowly turned into a personal experimentation environment, driven by the discussions and flow of ideas. The discussions about these web technologies were tried out on drop.org itself as new additions to the software running the site.
It was only later, in January 2001, that Dries decided to release the software behind drop.org as “Drupal.” The purpose was to enable others to use and extend the experimentation platform so that more people could explore new paths for development. The name Drupal, pronounced “droo-puhl,” derives from the English pronunciation of the Dutch word “druppel,” which means “drop.”
History of Drupal upto Drupal 7
- Drupal 1 was released on 15 Jan 2001
- Drupal 2.0 was released on 15 Mar 2001
- Drupal 3.0 was released on 15 Sep 2001
- Drupal 4.0 was released on 16 Jun 2002
- Drupal 4.5 was released on 16 Oct 2004
- Drupal 4.6 was released on 16 Apr 2005
- Drupal 4.7 was released on 16 May 2006
- Drupal 5.0 was released on 15 Jan 2007
- Drupal 6.0 was released on 13 Feb 2008
- Drupal 7.0 was released on 05 Jan 2011
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