The reasons for the White House’s decision to run its Web site, whitehouse.gov, on the open source content management system Drupal are being discussed on various Web sites. Alongside Drupal’s functionality, flexibility and openness, some are suggesting that Drupal’s documentation was also a key factor for deciding to use this system.
One commenter said:
For a big project like this, documentation makes a huge difference.
Having a prestigious client such as the White House, gives any application or system more legitimacy and credibility. Perhaps the White House’s decision shows organisations seeking such clients that they should check their technical documentation is up to scratch.