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Given the U.S. federal government's widespread adoption of open source, the amazing thing is that it took so long.
Change didn't just come to 1600 Pennsylvania but also to Whitehouse.gov. CBS and CNET tech analyst and CNET chief political correspondent Declan McCullagh talk about how the site is changing and what it promises.
When President Bush took office in January 2001, his version of Whitehouse.gov had some problems upon launch. In January 2009, so did President Obama's official Web site.
President Obama's new White House Web site has been lauded for being more open than former President Bush's. There's just one problem with that theory: it's wrong.
President Obama promised the most open and transparent administration in history. But his own White House Web site shows that it's not always easy to translate campaign promises into reality.
WhiteHouse.gov, which uses the open-source software to manage and publish its content, makes its first contribution to the project.
The open-source Drupal package now is used to power WhiteHouse.gov. But please don't conflate open source and open governance.
Fans of legalizing marijuana flooded into a WhiteHouse.gov forum, pushing their questions to the top in a voting system that used Google Moderator.
Say good-bye to "firstname.lastname@example.org"--it's been deactivated and messages bounce back, a win for critics comparing it to an "enemies list" and surveillance program.
Is Whitehouse.gov really that hard to remember? [Missing Links]