Many listeners are aware that a popular operating system called Red Hat is a variation of Linux.
In a similar vein, there is an open source offering for content management called Drupal. Much like Red Hat, NuCivic takes Drupal and offers it as a variation on Drupal for content management.
During the discussion, Hoppin talks about success he had working as the award winning CIO for the New York State legislature. He and a colleague left that spot to develop Drupal into an offering they call DKAN.
Hoppin expands on the concept of open source and applies it to a new concept called Open Source as a Service.