About the Drupal Association
The Drupal project began as a hobby project of Dries Buytaert, first released as an open source project in 2001. Since then, the project and surrounding community have experienced exponential growth. By 2006, it became clear that Drupal needed some sort of body to help manage the infrastructure, funding, and promotion of the community-driven project in order for it to continue to flourish. And so, the Drupal Association was born.