Rumour has it that several well known publishing brands have moved from their traditional print versions into online-only entities in recent times. For these reasons I ended up surfing for open source publishing topics this week.
Maverick new players in this space might be interested in checking out http://theopensourcenewspaper.org/ and its ancillary references to Drupal, the free and open source software package for publishing, managing and organising a variety of content on a website.
At its heart, Drupal tries to create a "user-centric" platform for news, debate and sharing. Well, newspapers have always provided news, debate traditionally came via letters to the editor -- but OK, online sharing is new for sure!
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