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White paper: The Open Government Directive and Open Source Social Publishing

How Drupal Empowers Citizen Participation Through Online Innovation

The explicit purpose of the OGD is to improve citizen interaction and engagement. Realizing the intentions behind the directive will require significant website innovation for many departments and agencies. Many public sector sites today are based on legacy, static web technologies. What content is available is often out of date, and citizens have limited, if any, ability to interact.

Some sites have chosen proprietary web content management products to improve publishing productivity – addressing the transparency principle – but few are “state of the art” with regard to social interactivity (participation and collaboration).