Jen Lampton and Nate Haug
Backdrop CMS is the Drupal fork. It is a faster and less-complex version of Drupal 7, with a handful of additional features, and a commitment to improving the user experience.
Backdrop has been out for more than 2 years, and has seen 8 on-time releases that have added more new core features - including a few you won't find in Drupal 8 (yet). Backdrop core includes built-in automatic URLs, page redirects, and a project browser for adding new contrib modules directly from your existing site. Backdrop also includes an updated administrative theme, a new front-end theme, and improved APIs for developers. Plus, Backdrop has a dragon!
Backdrop is an affordable alternative for upgrading existing Drupal sites. Backdrop will always provide a built-in upgrade path, and maintains 80% code compatibility between major versions. Decreasing theount of time spent on development, maintenance, and upgrades, will help keep costs down.
Backdrop CMS is committed to making sure the small to medium sized businesses and non-profits have a full-featured and powerful CMS, too.
Come and see if Backdrop CMS is a match for your next project!