as active participants in the open-source network since 2001, we wanted to build an exceptional product for government that addresses public-sector needs for content management, citizen engagement and data transparency – that’s why we created OpenPublic. OpenPublic is an emerging project that provides an open source platform to build government websites on Drupal. It is being built initially by Phase2 Technology as a Drupal distribution, a free, downloadable pre-packaged version of Drupal designed to address specific needs – in this case common government use cases. When installed, it gives you a Drupal site(s) that is pre-built with the stuff a government site needs. It is being developed with attention to considerations like Federal requirements for security, privacy, and best practices for a modern open government oriented site (e.g. citizen engagement and feedback).