aGov and the Australian Government's widespread Drupal Adoption


In the past 5 years, Drupal has firmly established itself as the preferred CMS of the Australian Government. Much of this adoption was driven by policies mandating the consideration of open source technologies and website accessibility, with Drupal being publicly endorsed as meeting these requirements by the Australian Government's Chief Technology Officer.

This session will examine how the Australian Drupal firm, PreviousNext, helped drive Drupal's adoption in government with the open source release of the standards-compliant Drupal distribution, aGov. Through a process of close consultation with influential government users, aGov was released in early 2013 with the aim of making it very easy for agencies to evaluate and adopt Drupal. A Drupal 8 version was released in October 2015.

Originally presented at DrupalGovCon in 2015, the lessons we've learnt along this journey will be relevant to both Drupal firms and internal Government teams seeking to drive Drupal adoption in their own markets.

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Case Studies

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