The most recent issue of Drupal Watchdog includes an article on software freedom and social change in Drupal. While this article raises a number of thoughtful questions about the social implications of the Drupal community's evolution, it includes some misinformation (both because it misrepresents the data that are easily available and because it lacks data that are not easily available).
So, funny story. Four years ago, I created a blog on Drupal Gardens. Three years ago, the university I was working for screwed up and deleted my email account. Two years ago, I started working in Acquia's Office of the CTO. Last year, my blog was automatically deleted, because it was never associated with my Acquia employee account and the email notifications about its impending deletion were going into a black hole. Good times!
Come for the code, stay for the community
Two years ago, I hesitated at the door of a meeting room at DrupalCon Chicago: Drupal 7 Module Upgrade Sprint. I had a module that needed upgrading, but only a vague idea what a sprint even was.