September 1, 2004
Like Roland, Boris, James and Adrian, I am a Bryght Guy. Bryght will promote the open source CMS Drupal, develop custom instances of and offer mass hosting and consulting services for the software and CivicSpace, and support the Drupal community. I have a 4-word title, which I feel the need to point out, but I'll deny any accusation of being a developer or decision-maker for the company. James Walker and Adrian Roussow are the developers, and fellow Vancouverites Roland Tanglao is the Chief Blogging Officer (!) and Boris Mann is the Drupal Kool-Aid keeper, so to speak. The only person I speak for on my sites is myself. That said, I now have a corporate weblog, which I will try to syndicate here and elsewhere.
I met Roland for the first time in January of this year. He knew me because of MovableBlog but also because of the now defunct Vancouver Webloggers site as well as the other blogging exploits too numerous to mention. I met Boris some time before April of this year, but long story short, my weblogs got me noticed and helped in getting my new job, but I hear that's de rigeur these days.
Supporting Drupal does not mean I'm giving up on Movable Type. 3.1 adds really great features that makes it worth buying, and Six Apart has made a commitment to the people who develop around it, and I do not expect that commitment to waver. That said, anything I say about Drupal or Movable Type or even Wordpress (I use all three daily) as well as the companies and people behind them should be considered alongside the company I work for. Since it's a market, there is of course competition involved, but history will show that this is the golden age of blogging and blogging software, and I'm glad to be a small part of it.