White House goes Open Source

Last weekend, the White House announced that whitehouse.gov now runs on Drupal a widely used open source content management system. Until now, the Obama administration has continued to use tools purchased during the previous administration. These tools severely limited what the administration could do with the website, limiting opportunities for interaction with users. In switching to Drupal, the White House hopes to not only harness improved security, but also the power that is Drupalís crazy-flexible module system. The White House team will be able to take advantage of the enormous Drupal community to add features and improve the way users interact with the website.

via Theresa Carpenter Sondjo at Appfrica

If  it’s good enough for the White House …