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France24 using Drupal

France24, France's answer to BBC World and CNN, recently switched from Magnolia, an Open Source CMS written in Java, to Drupal. What is interesting is that France24 was one of Magnolia's flagship references ... I wonder what happened.

MotoGP using Drupal

MotoGP is the world’s premier motorcycling championship, with a season of 18 Grands Prix in 14 countries bringing together the world’s top motorcycle manufacturers such as Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Ducati, Kawasaki, Aprilia and KTM - plus an elite crop of riders from every corner of the globe. Their website just relaunched on Drupal: see Rumor has it that on racing days, they serve up to 2 million pages a day. Yowza!

Pink using Drupal


Pink is using Drupal for her official website. She also began using Mollom to protect her site's content, and we've blocked thousands of spam attempts since. The site was built by her label Sony BMG. Yay!

Call me soft, but my favorite Pink song is "I have seen the rain", a song written by her father while he was stationed in Vietnam. You can watch the YouTube video below ...

Belgian Prime Minister using Drupal

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Today, a new Belgian government has been sworn in, ending a political deadlock of nine months. With our new government comes a new Prime Minister, and with our new Prime Minister comes a new website. It's not quite the same as the constitutional reform that was promised many months ago, but at least the Prime Minister's official website is using Drupal: Snickers.

Belgian government using Drupal

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The Belgium government is using Drupal at

It is the website of "Only in Belgium", a campaign to promote companies to invest in the Belgian industry. The campaign, and the accompanying website, are being promoted in the media and on national television.

The design of the "Only in Belgium" website was done by Prophet and the implementation was done by dotProjects -- two Belgian companies.

I'm told that the "Only in Belgium" website will be translated to seven languages, and that the Belgian government has additional Drupal sites in the pipeline. Good stuff!

It's great to see Drupal gain some traction in governments. If you think about it, Drupal is also the ideal tool for local government websites: it is powerful technology that is cheap and independent and that lends itself to collaboration. Local governments could team up with other towns and local web development shops to work on a common technology platform. What is often missing are local Drupal experts that want to coordinate such initiatives.


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