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This is the initial release of OpenCivic on Drupal.org. It includes functionality for the Apps Catalog, Community and Hackathon components of the distro. The Community and Hackathon components are still incomplete, and the other components (Interoperability, Civic Sandboxes, etc.) have not been created yet.
This should be regarded as a pre-alpha version of the software. It can be used to build websites, but you do so at your own risk, and you may want to communicate with the project's maintainers for tips on using it, since documentation is not available yet. Caveat emptor, and we hope you enjoy the show.