WhiteHouse.gov Goes Drupal [Updated] | Personal Democracy Forum


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WhiteHouse.gov has gone Drupal. After months of planning, says an Obama Administration source, the White House has ditched the proprietary content management system that had been in place since the days of the Bush Administration in favor of the latest version of the open-source Drupal software, as the AP alluded to in its reporting several minutes ago.

Related: Drupal project lead Dries Buytaert reflects upon the White House’s switch to Drupal.

From the Archives: Why the White House’s Embrace of Drupal Matters

[Updated with details on the contractor and subcontractors involved in the WhiteHouse.gov contract.]


Another big win for Drupal

Another big win for Drupal. The point here is that Drupal is an extensible platform and fit for the future. While they may not be using the full power of Drupal yet, they will. And the good news about Drupal is, the Whitehouse can try something “new” in social media without wasting hundred of thousands of your tax dollars on systems integration consultants for proprietary content management system tweaks.


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