Popular Science using Drupal

With the help from pingVision, Popular Science relaunched using Drupal. This move is notable, not only because Popular Science is a popular website, but also because they moved from Vignette v7 (a proprietary content management system) to Drupal (an open source content management system).

According to a recent press release, Vignette's revenue for 2007 was down 3% compared to 2006, and their licensing revenue was down more than 15%. One data point doesn't constitute a trend, but to me, it is further proof that Open Source content management systems are gaining market share. Just last year, Drupal grew by more than 200%.



Jan Polzer (not verified):

Wow, this is very nice site. Dries, where are you getting information about new Drupal websites?

January 31, 2008
MacRonin (not verified):

I believe that PingVision announced it themselves a while back on drupal.org

February 02, 2008
Anonymous (not verified):

Is there a 'little script' inside Drupal to send information to you?

February 01, 2008
Rolf (not verified):

If there would be such 'little script', you would be able to find it with little knowledge of PHP. The truth is, there is no such script.
Some people just like to tell the world they are using Drupal (it's a good sign that people are proud to be using Drupal). And sometimes users of a site recognize Drupal under the hood, because Drupal has some specific things at which it can be recognized.

February 02, 2008
Aleph Ozuas (not verified):

Hehe, very fanny this guy asking about the 'little script' in Drupal. Like if is difficult to know when a good site is using Drupal.

February 03, 2008