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This week Doc talks about NASA’s recent post explaining all the reasons they love WordPress and use it for their own site.
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The US government is one of the largest purchasers of code in the world, so it’s great to see more and more federal agencies like NASA and the White House adopting open source platforms.
Last week, NASA published a piece about why they choose to use WordPress to power NASA.gov If you Saturn your attention to the screen behind me, you can see they included automatic RSS feeds, SEO optimization, low cost, and low maintenance. Not to mention, the existing support through Plugins and themes is out of this world. If your Curiosity is piqued, you should explore their stellar “about” page for more info.
Kudos to the NASA team. Their post is a breath of fresh air. You don’t need a telescope to see that WordPress is really taking off. They don’t write many open source posts, but when they do, they really Rocket. I bet they have some strong opinions about JetPack though…
In the future we may even see a WordCamp Mars, but I’m worried it just might not have the same atmosphere. The developers for NASA could keynote it though, they’d be treated like stars.
While we wanted to actually visit NASA headquarters and ask them about this in person, the cost was astronomical. We could easily rant more about that, but this probably isn’t the right space.
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