I wanted to get some feedback from the group regarding rolling Drupal within your school/organization, and begin creating a resource page for other people looking to introduce Drupal into their school/organization.
What are the common arguments in favor of using Drupal?
What arguments have people encountered against using Drupal?
What resources/arguments have been helpful overcoming concerns about using Drupal?
In my experience, the rationale for using an open source tool, and Drupal in particular, varies from school to school, from organization. Some places want an open source solution; others are drawn to use open source to escape licensing fees; still others are impressed by the functionality; others have an internal champion/advocate who convinces key stakeholders.
The typical fud that needs to be overcome includes the myth that a proprietary app with a large price tag is somehow easier to use; there's no support for open source; open source is less secure; etc.
What are your stories? In sharing specifics here, I'd like to begin creating a reference page for other people looking to introduce Drupal into their school/organization.
Thanks for any/all input.