Open source revolution: federal government platform launched

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The open source revolution in Canberra is here, with the federal government officially launching its new $24 million Drupal content management system for government agencies.

The federal government has rolled out the first website using its new $24 million open-source content management platform, launching the govCMS beta site this week.

“This site will evolve leading up to the release of a full production site to be launched with the official opening of govCMS in February 2015,” the federal government’s chief technology officer John Sheridan explained in a blog post. The site is the first of what Sheridan hopes will be many government domains which use the Drupal publishing and development software.

The site, a general portal servicing three tiers of government visited by 2 million visitors monthly, “is one example of a website that has already migrated to the govCMS hosting environment”, according to Sheridan.

  • John Sheridan

    Hi Tom gets 2 million visits monthly not annually.



  • themandarinau

    Thanks John; sorry about that. We’ve amended now.

  • Svarkie

    Great initiative!!