RTBF, the national broadcasting organization of the French-speaking part of Belgium, switched to Drupal. See http://www.rtbf.be. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the design but it must be one of the biggest Drupal deployments in Belgium. The site was built by One Agency. (Hat tip: Kristof De Jaeger.)
Daniel Kruchkow, Senior Vice President Global Digital Initiatives at Universal Music Group, let me know that the Universal Music website, http://universalmusic.com, switched to Drupal a few months ago.
To quote Daniel: "We're more than happy with it and are looking forward to expanding our content and feature sets as time goes on. Our users love it."
The song Glycerine, of the post-grunge band Bush, is probably the song that has had the most impact on my life. I was 17 years old when I discovered this song. I had just moved out of my parents' place to go to college and started dating the woman that would later become my wife.
Around that time, in 1996, the song was performed live, solo, by Gavin Rossdale, during a heavy storm at the MTV Spring Break festival. Thanks to the wonders of YouTube, we can go back in time and replay sentimental memories of our youth. (The YouTube video of the MTV Spring Break performance is embedded below.)
Even today, 12 years later, this might still be my all-time favorite song. I just listened to it ... twice. Nostalgic!
More and more universities start to embrace Drupal by moving departmental sites to Drupal. It is an emerging trend, and one that bodes well for Drupal. A lot of students are being introduced to Drupal this way.
Also, having worked at a university myself, I can say that universities are complex enterprises that often employ thousands of people. To me, these are important signs that Drupal is gaining momentum in the enterprise.
Paul Albert of Cornell University shared a great presentation that compares Drupal to Fatwire (a proprietary, enterprise WCMS), and that provides an excellent overview of how other universities are using Drupal.
If you want to bring Drupal into your enterprise, you should watch the video of Paul's presentation below. Highly recommended!
Where is the Drupal community from? Every registered user on http://drupal.org can optionally specify what country he or she is from. I've used that information to render the table below. How is your country doing?
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