"I think with small sites I'm not willing to give up on them but I think we just need to say we're more about big sites and less about small sites."
"We wanted Drupal to be what Red Hat is to Linux, that's why we started Acquia.... I see us as being the next large open source business model to reach $1 billion in revenue, like Red Hat. We're on the IPO track."
"As Drupal moves itself closer to the Enterprise market, Backdrop CMS emerges to meet the needs of the little guys."
"The comprehensive CMS for small to medium sized businesses and nonprofits."
"Drupal 8 Will Have Something for Everyone to Love"
"Drupal is open-source software and I'm excited that enterprises, not-for-profits, schools, individuals and Captain Kirk can use Drupal 8."
"I've been working on Drupal for many years and Acquia is my company. I know how Open Source works, I know the Drupal community inside out, I know how companies should work with the community, and I have no intention whatsoever to destroy my own child."
"People are individuals, not automatons operating within a corporate machine. Even the six of us in OCTO contribute outside of paid time, to things that are not part of our jobs but that we care about. Gábor leads the multilingual initiative because he wants to make Drupal support all languages; Acquia did not prioritize it. Tim voluntarily works on core problems that bug him based on experience building sites and contributed modules, in addition to critical issues Acquia pays him to help fix."
Evil corporate money grubber?
"One of the most significant complaints, stated over and over, was about [the email's] tone"
"Debian's implementation of meritocracy, like all meritocracies, is a fragile framework easily overtaken by the threat of corruptibility."
"Open source is Darwinian. Eventually the best idea wins, but it is much more wasteful. A regular company couldn't have experimented with creating 10 versions of an online photo album, then picked the best one."
"If you're a developer, and you aren't fixing #Drupal 8 critical bugs, care to share why? Curious what we can do to help momentum."
"Perhaps the most important benefit of volunteerism in free software development is institutional independence. Institutional independence in a free software project means that no company or organization has a monopoly on the ability to define specifications or to direct the project. To users and developers, institutional independence means that they get to define the specifications; it is a broad perceived autonomy. Projects that are driven or directed by volunteers are more easily able to appear institutionally independent than corporate or organizationally directed projects or any projects that incorporate paid labor."