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Whitehouse and Drupal

July 7, 2010

President, a supporter of open source

As many may know, White House website is built based on Drupal, an ideal open source tool for building medium to complex websites. The most successful commercial site built by Drupal perhaps is SourceForge.

White House website supports various functions, supporting blog, photos and videos. and full text search. It is not a very unusual complex website, but it can signal Whitehouse and the President Obama’s embrace of open source movement.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. susie permalink
    July 7, 2010 7:48 pm

    Does the president really know the whitehouse website is built on open source techniques? It may be safer to say that people in the whitehouse website development team are supporters of open source. It is too rushing to say the U.S. president is supporter of open source.

    • July 7, 2010 8:12 pm

      Obama’s endorsement of open source has been proven by his site:

      According to this source, his site is running with open source software.

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