White House dumps Bush’ CMS for Open Source

The US government has swapped out its old CMS and has decided to go for Drupal, an open source content management system.

Drupal is the system that Barack Obama’s administration has chosen, and you can see what it looks like by browsing over here.

The previous content management system was a proprietary system and the White House thinks that Drupal has better security options than the old one, getting a little long in the tooth.

The win is a boost for the Open Source community, and will probably make Microsoft gnash its teeth. Microsoft has an office in Washington DC not far from the White House so its lobbying obviously hasn’t succeeded in this case.