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1 White House New Media & Open Source Software Macon Phillips White House New Media

2 Advantages of Open Source Software One code base, many use cases, flexibility and agility in the modular code architecture Built-in security and feature updates Extend value of investment through public release of code No vendor lock-in, shift from procuring products to services

3 WhiteHouse.gov Runs on Open Source Open source Drupal running on LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) High profile, high security, high traffic implementation of open source technologies

4 WhiteHouse.gov Contributes to Drupal Four White House developed modules contributed back to the community address common issues: Scalability – two modules to help websites interface with content delivery networks Communications – module contributed to connect Drupal with our broadcast provider Accessibility – module created to provide robust metadata for videos and photos, enhancing 508 compliance

5 Accessibility Through Node Embed Weekly installs of the White House developed Node Embed module Allows embedding of media with associated meta data Enhances viewing experience for screen readers Most popular of the modules created by the White House thus far, used by close to 1,000 websites

6 WhiteHouse.gov & Web Standards HTML5 video player available, negating need for closed source video player software

7 Open Source Internally Updated intranet from a collection of flat HTML files to Drupal Integrated collaboration tools into intranet Re-used much of WhiteHouse.gov code, e.g. using Solr module for search

8 Our Second Code Contribution to the Drupal Community: Today: Releasing a suite of modules to upgrade the IMCE file manager (search, user permissions, link manager) We sponsored upgrades to the modules used in the OpenAtrium collaboration software package Coming soon: Update of our content delivery network module, merging with a module already in the community Utility bar module for site administration

9 Open Source as a Philosophy The SAVE Award Open for Questions with the President Advise the Advisor

10 Thank you.


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