La drupalizzazione della Casa Bianca

Il sito della Casa Bianca è passato a Drupal: un bel riconoscimento per il mondo dell’open source


The White House Web site has caught a case of Drupal. In the Internet world, Drupal is not as bad as it sounds. The open-source software package helps people create and manage their Web sites. And this week, a new site arrived that had been built via the Drupal code.

To some, the White House shift to Drupal from a proprietary software package represented a serious seal of approval for open-source software.

“While open source is already widespread throughout the government, its adoption by the White House will almost certainly give permission for much wider uptake,” wrote Tim O’Reilly, who publishes books and holds conferences about open-source software.

The government’s leanings toward open source have become more apparent under the Obama administration. Aneesh Chopra, the nation’s first chief technology officer, has been hanging out with prominent open-source types, and there seems to be a notion that open-source software matches up well with President Obama’s espoused ideals on transparency and community involvement in projects.