Presentation submitted for Computers and Writing Online 2005
Co-authored by Charles Lowe and Dries Buytaert, May 2005
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In the summer of 2003, we worked on creating a general description of Drupal--an open source content management system (CMS)--for the "About Drupal" page on drupal.org. While Drupal is clearly within the class of applications known as content management systems, we felt that to describe it with that term alone would not present a clear picture of the breadth and range of Drupal's capabilities. Thus, the final description ended up describing Drupal with a total of four characteristics, although notably not distinct:
- content management
- discussion-based community software