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[News] GNU/Linux Choices Maybe Affected by Locale, France Chooses Belgian Drupal

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Choices Maybe Affected by Locale, France Chooses Belgian Drupal
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 02:11:03 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Software and Nationality 

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| Jeremy Allison of the Samba project made some interesting remarks in an 
| interview last week about the nationalist flavors of Linux distributions.  To 
| sum up: SUSE is popular with Germans and other Europeans; Red Hat and Fedora 
| are for Americans; the Chinese have Red Flag Linux; and Ubuntu “seems to be 
| more third world.”    
| In general, these descriptions make little sense.  I know plenty of Americans 
| who use SUSE, and plenty of Germans who don’t.  When I was living in France a 
| couple years ago, I failed to locate a single Mandriva desktop (in fact, the 
| only free-software-powered computers I saw at all were a few FreeBSD email 
| kiosks scattered around the Sorbonne), even though Mandriva is headquartered 
| in the French capital.  Even the French National Assembly chose Kubuntu over 
| Mandriva when it made the switch to Linux last year.      


French government using Drupal

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| The French Ministry for Health, Youth and Sport launched a Drupal-based 
| information portal for French youth: http://www.jeunes.gouv.fr. Building on 
| the rapid adoption of Drupal by non-profit and advocacy groups, Drupal's use 
| by governments just keeps increasing!   


ASI using Drupal

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| Drupal goes to space! ASI is in Italy what NASA is in the USA. In other 
| words, ASI is the Italian national agency for space activities, and works 
| primarily with ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA (National Aeronautics and 
| Space Administration). Among their many projects include recent work on 
| construction of the International Space Station. Turns out their site uses 
| Drupal.     



Boekenbeurs using Drupal

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| Boekenbeurs.be, the site of Belgian's famous book fair, received 3 awards at
| the Belgian CMS Awards last week.


Building Online Success With Drupal

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| Times have changed. Open source, or community-based, software is now readily
| available. Achieve Internet is an expert in building Web sites using Drupal,
| Huber said, referring to an open source product developed by a Belgian
| considered to be a superstar in software.
| "There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of sites built on Drupal,"
| Huber said.


Drupal on cover of Information Week

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| Drupal was featured on the cover of last week's Information Week, a weekly
| technology magazine with 440,000 subscribers.


Belgium.be using Drupal

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| Belgium.be, the official website of Belgium, is using Drupal at
| http://forum2010.belgium.be. This forum site has been put together in
| preparation for our Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the
| second half of 2010.

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