A few days ago, my fellow blogger, Had, posted a great article about using WordPress for local government in Slovenia. I started to ask myself, why the hell are all the governments in the world using old, outdated CMS systems to run their public websites, when they have the beautiful platform like WordPress? I know security in WordPress is great, so this shouldn’t be an argument. It is basically free of charge, easy to use and works perfectly on all modern platforms, like smart phones and tablets.
Some examples of [dot]gov websites on WP platform:
So, what do you think, why aren’t more government websites run by WordPress? Is it a problem of perception, like Benjamin has pointed out in his blog, or just plain interest of big companies like Microsoft and Oracle to keep their marketshare at any cost?