Government agencies turn to Drupal despite procurement challenges

Submitted on
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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Fierce Content Management

Using open source software in the federal government is challenging, but the problem is not due to the technology. The problem lies with old procurement models and regulations that are better suited for buying file cabinets and missiles than negotiating licenses for "free" open source software.

Still, the desire within government to use open source is strong, and it's driving some to McGyver-like lengths to use what they think is best suited for the job.