We write to you today from DrupalCon Munich 2012. Dries Buytaert, Drupal’s founder, talked about the plans for the future. Drupal 8 is scheduled for release mid 2013 (August-ish) with a feature freeze this December and a code freeze in February 2013. He also talked a bit about how he views Acquia vs Drupal. Acquia is his company, which obviously benefits from Drupal, but it also benefits Drupal. He sees a fear of competition in the Drupal community, which he finds unfounded since there is a lack of Drupal developers when it comes to the growing market for Drupal sites. It is not unheard of for Drupal projects to get halted or switched to some other framework due to lack of enough developers. We need more competition, not less!