Dries Buytaert published the annual, in-depth analysis of how Drupal‘s development was sponsored. This edition covers July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
It would be fair to say from reading this report that Drupal is in good shape overall, although there are some areas of concern. There has been a slowdown in contribution, although there are silver linings Dries points out here for the Drupal community. This isn’t surprising — I believe the pandemic (mostly due to the restrictions of meeting in person) has affected contributions and efforts in open source in general — even for WordPress. I wouldn’t be surprised if Drupal and WordPress’s stats shared a few similarities.
It would be nice to know, wouldn’t it? I would love to see a similar, annual one post “update” like this one for WordPress. I always enjoy reading Dries’ posts as Drupal often mirrors trends in the other, related open source projects.