Open Source vs. Proprietary Content Management Systems in Nonprofits

This report from CivicActions shows the use of various content management systems in foundations. 20% of the top 885 foundation sites surveyed use open source CMSs:

  • Drupal (64/7.23%)
  • Wordpress (60/6.78%
  • Joomla (35/3.5%
  • Plone, Typo3 and Xoops combined (11/1/24%)

The bulk of the foundations use proprietary CMSs:

Drupal Developers Wanted: Apply to US House of Representatives

The House is standardizing on a Drupal platform for members' and committees' sites. Details here.

Drupal 7: Released

Drupal 7 is released. Not a beta, not a release candidate, but released. Click the Get Started link at the left of most pages on this site or go to http://drupal.org/start.


Drupal 7 Release Candidate 1

Last Wednesday, RC1 of Drupal 7 was released. I wrote about the early version in Sams Teach Yourself Drupal in 24 Hours, and I'm happy to report that the released version is even better. The two biggest goals of D7 (in my opinion, of course), were internal structural changed including moving CCK fields to Core and improving the user experience -- "user" in this case means site developers, not end-users who visit the site.



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