The news that WhiteHouse.gov relaunched this week running open source Drupal software raised eyebrows and hackles among knee-jerk anti-Obama types and a small cadre of ignorant bloggers.
Most online detractors referred to an article by Slate's Chris Wilson that laid out a number of reasons why the Obama Administration erred in picking Drupal, arguing that
If the administration had conducted a few polls among the swing demographic of Web site administrators, it would have realized that Drupal is pocked with political landmines.
Well, Wilson is an assistant editor at Slate, which may or may not mean he has any technical expertise himself. Not wanting to go down that road myself, I did some polling of my own, reaching out to Josef Bettancourt (JB to his friends), a Web developer with whom I've worked at a couple of different publications.
To read more, please see WhiteHouse.gov Drupal Detractors Get Buggy on my Digital Life blog at InformationWeek.