Drupal challenged as White House goes blog

Drupal challenged as White House goes blog

Summary: The switch was designed to be transparent, but even a casual observer will note the site now features five separate blogs, and that officials' names are now listed on announcements that read more like stories, often with personal details.

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Whitehouse.gov has been relaunched as a Drupal site.

The switch was designed to be transparent, but even a casual observer will note the site now features five separate blogs, and that officials' names are now listed on announcements that read more like stories, often with personal details.

So it's one small step for Washington, one giant leap for open source. Sites like Whitehouse.gov are the ultimate honeypots for hackers and script kiddies around the world. This is true regardless of the party in power.

What that means is that government programmers, the Drupal team, and the folks at its commercial arm, Acquia, are going to be very busy with real and imagined bug reports. It's going to test their systems as well as the software.

Officials indicated that if the Whitehouse site works well Drupal could be in line for other government work.

Topics: Browser, Government, Government US

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  • Government Blog

    I've actually been monitoring the White House blogs (two of them anyway) through RSS feed, so I never really noticed if there was a change. Although the Photo Gallery feed has been repeating old notices daily for the past month or so. I wonder if the changeover had anything to do with that?

    In any case, it will be interesting to see how this plays out.
    NCWeber
    • They wanted to make it transparent

      Transparency was apparently a major goal in the initial changeover.

      But the Drupal software offers other services and you're right -- it will be interesting to see how things turn out.
      DanaBlankenhorn
  • RE: Drupal challenged as White House goes blog

    EEEEEE, GADS!!!
    twaynesdomain-22354355019875063839220739305988
  • RE: Drupal challenged as White House goes blog

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    zakkiromi
  • RE: Drupal challenged as White House goes blog

    The White House using Drupal for their website development is in itself a great thing to know. This helps Drupal gain more weight-age in the web development industry. Waiting for the next versions of this CMS.
    Ashley Forrester