druplicon.smallSaturday morning the White House moved to a new content management system, the open source Drupal, for their website.  And you can’t tell a difference.  WhiteHouse.gov looks the same as it did Friday, but the underlying system to manage the site has changed over to a completely free and open system.

This is quite an exciting development and accomplishment for the open source world.

The Huffington Post has a good article about the new system behind WhiteHouse.gov.  Drupal’s project lead Dries Buytaert also writes about the White House move to Drupal and an open source system.

I’ve already added WhiteHouse.gov to the list of Governments Using Open Source CMSs at FollowYourGov.