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Open Source CMS Club

A number of OSS CMS solutions on the market have been adopted by government. These include Drupal, Joomla, Plone, and WordPress. This group provides space for GovLoop members to discuss OSS CMS solutions in government, including best practices.

Members: 174
Latest Activity: Dec 5, 2013

Discussion Forum

GSA Needs Testers for Friday June 3rd

Started by Kirsten Burgard Jun 2, 2011. 0 Replies

Drupal Question/Help

Started by Ryan Drake. Last reply by Ryan Drake Feb 28, 2011. 5 Replies

Drupal Government Days in Brussels

Started by Ivo Radulovski. Last reply by Bart Van Herreweghe Feb 9, 2011. 1 Reply


Started by Kirsten Burgard. Last reply by Kirsten Burgard Feb 9, 2011. 2 Replies

Anyone is working on Drupal to build a geo website?

Started by elena rapisardi. Last reply by elena rapisardi Feb 9, 2011. 6 Replies

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Comment by Dick Davies on December 5, 2013 at 3:56pm

Free Open Source Content Management Systems Event December 10, Washington DC

Digital Disruption In The Public Sector: Making The Agency Of The Future A Reality Today

Featuring speakers from The White House, National Archives, FEMA, Acquia, Amazon Web Services, and others.

For more information and to reserve your place.

Comment by Henry Brown on October 11, 2013 at 9:22am

Have posted a discussion which could have some value/interest to some!

Title: Google Supports Open Source

Comment by Henry Brown on September 11, 2013 at 1:31pm

DOJ could be switching over to Durpal


 The Justice Department could be the next federal agency to switch a large share of its websites over to the open source Drupal content management system, contracting documents show.

The agency posted a sole-source solicitation on Tuesday asking Drupal supplier Acquia to help it transfer up to its entire Web presence over to the open source system.

Roughly one-fourth of government websites run on Drupal, according to Acquia, including White House, Commerce Department and NASA sites. Drupal is also a popular architecture for other governments’ websites, according to a list maintained by Drupal users.

Open source website architectures are often more efficient and cheaper to maintain than proprietary architectures because they’re more widely understood and improvements and fixes can be crowdsourced among thousands of developers rather than just a few agency Web managers.

Comment by Henry Brown on September 10, 2013 at 3:20pm


Open Source Career Opportunities Continue to Abound

In a turbulent economy and an uncertain job market, open source jobs remain a consistent source of career growth for technology professionals. From scripting programming languages to open source server operating system to mobile applications developers, open source continues to offer opportunities for job seekers.

Shravan Goli, president of, offers these statistics based on jobs posted on from August 2012 to August 2013:
    The number of available jobs for Python programmers grew 22 percent year-over-year, from 3,578 to 4,360.
    The number of available Ruby on Rails positions grew 15 percent year-over-year from 2,307 to 2,654.
    While the number of available Perl positions fell from 5,025 to 4,880 (a 3 percent decline year-over-year) and PHP positions remained stable at 3,619 available jobs in 2012 and 3,627 available in August 2013, the numbers show a continued demand for open source developers.

Comment by Carla Briceno on August 1, 2013 at 9:41pm

HUD Office of Inspector General Responsive Design Website

Comment by Henry Brown on November 22, 2012 at 5:24am

Have posted a discussion which Could be of some interest/value to some

Title:Security and Web Development

Everyone is free to participate in OWASP and all of our materials are available under a free and open software license

Comment by Henry Brown on November 20, 2012 at 9:31am

have posted a discussion which COULD POSSIBLY have some interest/value to some:

Title: Federal Learning Registry

"The Learning Registry is an open source technical system designed to facilitate the exchange of data behind the scenes, and an open community of resource creators, publishers, curators, and consumers who are collaborating to broadly share resources, as well as information about how those resources are used by educators in diverse learning environments across the Web."

Comment by GovLoop on April 19, 2012 at 8:44am

Check out Bill's post - Drupal Gov Days: Government By the Platform, For the Platform, As the Platform -

Comment by GovLoop on March 6, 2012 at 8:52am

Interesting article - "Wordpress for government - a problem of perception"

Comment by GovLoop on January 30, 2012 at 8:45am

Jerry asked a question here today - What's your CMS and what do you like/don't like?


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