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Justice Department Websites May Go Open Source

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.