DoJ may go opensource
From Nextgov.com 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….
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