Die Welt using Drupal

Die Welt (The World), a big German newspaper published by Axel Springer recently started using Drupal at Welt Debatte.

Talking about Bill Gates, their second blog post coincidentally talks about Bill Gates and Drupal -- but in an informative way. They seem proud to be using Drupal.

Die welt

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bertboerland (not verified):

Somehow I hoped that *I* would have the scoop with "Die Welt using Drupal" (world domination :-).

BTW: the blog site of Die Welt is only a subsite of the debatte site, debatte.welt.de, a Drupal site, (not live yet, due next week or so)

March 18, 2007
ronw (not verified):

The Google translation of that second blog post from German to English produced a nice phrase:

"Hearing legends led us to Drupal."

March 18, 2007
frando (not verified):

The blog post you were talking about actually contains some more quite interesting (and promising) passages! As I don't think that there are too many German speakers in the Drupal community, I quickly translated the most interesting parts:

Wir suchten nach einem Website-System, mit dem sich Inhalte flexibal darstellen lassen und zudem eine größere Anzahl von Nutzern verwaltet werden können. Hörensagen führte uns zu Drupal; eine kurze weitere Recherche schließlich zur Website von IBM. Dort wurde im Juli 2006 eine Fallstudie über Drupal veröffentlicht und die Software mit ähnlichen Systemen verglichen. Eine ganze Reihe von Eigenschaften hat uns schließlich davon überzeugt, Drupal zu verwenden ( u.a. die Performance und das Cachingsystem, die Strukturierung des Codes, die Vielzahl der Module, das Rechtesystem, die Ajaxisierung... um nur einige zu nennen).

"We were looking for a website system with which content can be displayed in a flexible way and moreover, a higher number of users can be managed. We knew about Drupal from hearsay; a short search lead us to IBM's website. In July 2006, a case study about Drupal was published there and the software was compared with similar systems. A whole lot of features did finally convince us to use Drupal (among others the performance and the caching system, the structuring of the code, the high number of modules, the permission system, the Ajax-ization... just to name a few."

So, IBM's articles seem to bear fruits! Great to here which features were the vital ones for their decision to use Drupal ...

Nun steht zweieinhalb Monate nach dem Start die fertige WELT DEBATTE fast fertig im Netz. Die schnelle Entwicklung haben wir (neben den großartigen Programmierern) Druapl zu verdanken. Wir haben nun ein System, das sich Dank vieler Open-Source-Entwickler ständig weiterentwickelt und wohl auch in mehreren Jahren neuen Ansprüchen an Community-Projekte gerecht wird. Ihnen allen gilt unser Dank; zudem werden wir unsere Drupal-Erweiterungen nach einiger Zeit im Netz zur Verfügung stellen. Auch andere deutsche Verlage arbeiten inzwischen an Drupal-Projekten, die Entwicklung bleibt also spannend...

"Two and a half months after the start the finished WELT DEBATTE is now nearly online. We owe the fast development (apart of our great programmers) to Drupal. We now have a system that develops itself further incessantly thanks to many open source developers and which will, in a few years, surely still meet the new requirements of community projects. We're indebted to all of them; moreover we will make our Drupal extensions available in the internet after a little while. And other German publishers are also working on Drupal projects now, so the development keeps exciting."

It's a great sign that even big companies as the Axel Springer group promise even before the launch of their site to give their code to the community! Great news, overall!

March 18, 2007
Christian (not verified):

Hi guys,

thanks for mentioning WELT DEBATTE. We are very proud of using Drupal and are actually surprised of its easy and flexible costumization. I think you'll be surprised what Drupal can look like. We're very exited about the launch, we need a few more days for testing stuff, but we're getting closer.

We'll keep you up to date but I think Bert (Boerland) will do as well. ;-)

March 20, 2007