Obama open sources custom White House code
Apr 22, 2010, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The Obama White House has contributed code back to the Drupal
community, six months after it made headlines by adopting the open
"Dave Cole, a senior advisor to the CIO of the Executive Office
of the President, announced the code release this afternoon during
a keynote at the DrupalCon trade show in downtown San Francisco.
The administration is contributing a quartet of Drupal modules it
built for the new-look WhiteHouse.gov, a site meant to provide
improved communication between the President and his people.
"One of the main reasons that we adopted an open source solution
is that it gives us scalability," Cole said. "That's scalability in
terms of actually getting people to see the website - we have
hundreds of thousands hitting it at any given time - but also in
terms of expanding our code base."