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First POST: MonopSony

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, December 19 2014

Debating whether the Sony hack is a national security issue; living in the Age of Outrage; how Black Twitter is changing the civil rights scene; and much, much more. Read More

Open-Source Benefits to Govt Outweigh Misconceptions, Report Says

BY Miranda Neubauer | Wednesday, November 27 2013

DC.gov, running on Drupal

Security challenges, lack of education, interoperability concerns and licensing and legal concerns are some of the top obstacles government officials see for adopting open-source software in agencies, according to a survey in a recent report from GovLoop. Nevertheless, the benefits are clear, the report says. Read More

Why It's Worth Noticing the White House's Big, Wet Kiss With Drupal and GitHub

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, December 6 2012

Between pictures of the president using Twitter and Vice President Joe Biden at Costco, the White House blog recently featured a little note advocating the use of open source in government. It is interesting to see how Barack Obama uses social networks, and a post about Biden at Costco feels a little bit like the White House just scooped The Onion — a shirtless photo would have been too much to hope for, but the author may have been able to slip in at least one Pontiac reference. But the White House making a point of name-checking open-source software touchstones is also worthy of note. Read More

Florida Town Goes From MS Frontpage to Responsive Design Theme

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, January 4 2012

For the Gov 2.0 people we've been neglecting so terribly as the presidential campaign has heated up: Phase 2's blog has a Q&A with a consultant who built a new site for Lake Clarke Shores, Fla., using the a distribution of the open-source Drupal content management system called OpenPublic. The Q&A documents how the city's website went from something built on Microsoft FrontPage to a brand-new Drupal instance with a responsive design. Read More

Oh MyMitt: Romney's Not So Excellent Online Metrics [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, October 17 2011

Last Saturday was "National Call Day" for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, an all-hands-on-deck effort to rally volunteers to make calls from their homes "to share Mitt's pro-growth message and build support for the ... Read More

The Feds' Lesson in Drupal. Also, You Get to Blow Up Stuff.

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 1 2011

Never let it be said that the United States Department of Commerce doesn't like to cut loose every now and again: To have a little fun on April Fools’ Day, the Commerce website has an Easter Egg that we welcome ... Read More

Drupal in da House? Kinda!

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, January 14 2011

Cross-section of the Capitol dome and rotunda by Thomas U. Walter; image credit: Architect of the Capitol. Read More

A Spankin' New Commerce.gov

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 17 2010

The U.S. Department of Commerce has just launched a brand new website. And yes, yes, it's running on Drupal. Read More

Newt.org and the Nation, Two Peas in a Drupal Pod

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 5 2010

We, among others, have certainly indulged in the idea that Drupal in particular and open-source software in general might bespeak a user's orientation to collaborative, more open politics. See, for example, yesterday's ... Read More

With a Hat Tip to WhiteHouse.gov, The Nation Goes Drupal

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 4 2010

Credit: TheNation.com As of this morning, the Nation magazine is the proud parent of a zippy new Drupal-based website, over at TheNation.com. Read More