Since we pushed the DataPublic distribution to Drupal.org a few weeks ago, a number people have asked the question, "Why did you not use the OpenPublic Drupal distribution as a base?".
There are many reasons we followed the path that we did. I hope to outline a few of them here:
On Friday March 16th, in preparation for the 2012 Drupalcon in Denver, we launched a Beta version of a Drupal distribution called DataPublic on Drupal.org and GitHub. In conjunction with Microsoft, the distribution is the culmination of many months of work.
We've gone to great lengths over the past few years to create a smooth workflow for allowing clients to insert video on their Drupal sites. We're currently working on a Drupal distribution which needs a really straightforward way for embedding video, one that can be achieved by any type of user.
When we first meet with clients we give them two options for video: