Drupal Upgrades; Adopts OPENID

drupalHoping to give everyone the power to create compelling community-driven Websites, Drupal has upgraded, successfully launching Drupal 6.

With improved usability, enhanced support for multiple languages, tighter security and faster load times, the open source content management platform is poised to grow to new heights.Developed by hundreds of developers over the course of a year, the free software has also gone to the OpenID authentication system. Already used by large institutions such as Warner Brothers Records, The New York Observer, Fast Company, Popular Science – the list is surely to grow with this latest release.

Other benefits straight out of Belgium:

Simplified Installation
Multilingual Publishing.
Rich User Interface.
Zero-Programming Theme Creation
Update Notification
Dramatic Performance Improvements

Read more at the Drupal Website.

Licensed under the GNU General Public License, Drupal can be downloaded here.

“The core idea behind Drupal is go give everyone the power to create compelling community-driven web sites without sacrificing power,” said Dries Buytaert, Drupal project lead and chief technology officer of Acquia, Inc. “Drupal 6 is true to this heritage, offering the best-ever performance, functional power, and polish. I can’t wait to see what the global Drupal community does with it.”

Since 2001, Drupal has served as a testbed for emerging social technologies. We’d love to hear for Drupla users out there on what you like (or dislike) about the latest installment.