WhiteHouse.gov releases Drupal modules back to the community

April 30, 2010

This past April 21st, WhiteHouse.gov has released back to the Drupal community four modules developed especially for their site.  It’s worth mentioning that the White House website has been built using Drupal, an open source content management system that we really love here at Anden Solutions.

This new code is available for download to anyone from the Drupal‘s website and has been sponsored by The Executive Office of the President. This code added to Drupal’s functionality in three ways:

  1. Scalability: The Context HTTP Headers module allows site builders to add new metadata to the content they serve. The Akamai module allows a website to integrate with Akamai’s Content Delivery Network.
  2. Communication: the GovDelivery module provides integration with the GovDelivery On-Demand Mailer service, a web service for GovDelivery customers that sends messages directly based on configured account information.
  3. Accessibility: the Node Embed module allows embedding one node inside the body of another node. E.g.: it allows embedding an Image/Slideshow/Video node within the body of an Article node.

We, at Anden Solutions, think that’s really nice to see a governmental institution endorsing Drupal and also contributing code back to the community. Let’s hope for more!

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