WhiteHouse.gov switches to open source Drupal content management system

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Both the Associated Press and Dries Buytaert are reporting that WhiteHouse.gov has now switched to the open source Drupal content management system. Dries, the founder of Drupal is rather excited, as you can imagine, and says, in part:

Being one of the world’s largest consumers of computer software, the U.S. government is not new to Drupal. Several agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Education, and the General Service Administration have been using Drupal, for example. Drupal adoption is growing rapidly within the U.S. government. However, Whitehouse.gov switching to Drupal goes above and beyond any other Drupal installation within the U.S. government, and is a fantastic testament for Drupal and Open Source. It will raise awareness about Drupal across the U.S. government, and across all governments world-wide.

My site uses Drupal for the non-blog portions, and WordPress is used for the blog.

Effective January 1, 2010, this site does not use Drupal and instead uses only WordPress.

Also See: Tim O’Reilly’s comments in his blog “Thoughts on the Whitehouse.gov switch to Drupal”


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