OpenPublic is the most accessible and secure open source CMS for government available. For government and public policy organizations, open source only works if it’s built for the security, accessibility and flexibility requirements of the public sector. OpenPublic provides content management system specially designed for open government goals — without compromising accessibility, security or usability.
OpenPublic is a distribution of Drupal code – a compilation of open source modules, themes, and features that together, make up the foundation of a web site built for the public sector. It does not have everything that every public sector organization ever needs. Rather, it has a foundation of common elements that create an extensible base for building an excellent public sector site.
OpenPublic was built by Phase2 Technology, a custom development shop specializing in Drupal and open source software tools. We built OpenPublic out of the experience of building sites for several government clients, in the hopes that providing a strong foundation for public sector sites would yield greater adoption of open source software by the public sector. Our goal is for the community to come together to build software tools “by the people and for the people.” Publicly built software tools, we believe, have the to increase “open government” efforts like information transparency, communication, and open data.