Drupal: from a Dutch Dorm to Delivering Democracy in Less Than a Decade

I think it would be a very interesting piece of journalism to follow Drupal’s origins in a Dutch dorm in 2000, through it’s use in the Dean and Obama campaigns to it’s use on recovery.gov.

It should provide a great lens for examining the rise of OpenSource software post the dotcom crash, the blossoming of social software, the evolution of political organizing and fundraising in the Internet-era, the role of agile development in government IT, and the role of the Internet in reshaping and opening government. Plus, it started in a dorm, so I’m sure there is some sex, drugs, and rock and roll in there too.

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