Some pretty big news this week for my fellow Austin drupalistas.
The University of Texas has just selected Drupal as the content management system (CMS) for core pages within the www.utexas.edu directory structure. Their report states that:
Drupal was found to meet nearly all of the project’s documented high-level requirements, either through core functionality or available contributed modules. Two requirements identified early on as critical to the success of this project were configurable workflows and scalability through high-availability caching. We determined that Drupal fulfills both of these requirements using off-the-shelf free and open source modules.
The report goes on to state:
Since the Drupal project is deeply committed to the open source philosophy, there is a very large community of developers who are continually contributing new functionality back to the Drupal ecosystem either through contributed modules, or patches to the core product itself. Additionally, there are a growing number of companies offering commercial consulting, training, and support services for Drupal.
Read the full story at: http://blogs.utexas.edu/refresh/2009/12/02/cms-selection-process-results/
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