Dries Buytaert & Matt Mullenweg talk openly

Dries Buytaert & Matt Mullenweg respective founders of Drupal and WordPress spoke together for the first time at Schipulcon a few days ago.

They talked mostly about Open Source software and how their individual philosophies permeated the projects, Buytaert on how as a software engineer he planned Drupal’s architecture carefully from the start and Mullenweg on wanting to create a beautiful and simple platform for others to use.

It’s good to see that even though they’re competitors, their relationship isn’t at all adversarial. Mullenweg mentioned that for a few years WordPress actually used a snippet of code from Drupal, which is of course allowed because both are licensed under GPL.