The flagship site of Oxfam International, http://oxfam.org, is using Drupal. Oxfam is also using Mollom to protect their blogs from comment spam. Oxfam International is a confederation of organizations actively working in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. I've always believed that Oxfam was big on Plone, so I wonder why they decided to go with Drupal instead? Regardless, it's great to see that Drupal adoption continues to grow in the non-profit sector.

Oxfam

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Usamah (not verified):

GO DRUPAL!

It's a little bit sad however to see all these new implementations relying on Drupal 5 instead of taking advantage of what Drupal 6 offers.

I wonder if the community should respond with some initiative to encourage parties to start afresh with D6.

Usamah (not verified):

Thanks for the link. That is indeed a farsighted approach to contrib updating process. I've bookmarked the link and will be keeping an eye on it.

As a side note, it looks that the Oxfam Blogs website is using the latest & greatest Drupal 6.8. They hinted that it's just the tip of the iceberg and many Drupal implementations are in the works. Good news, isn't it? :)

Emma (not verified):

I'm a fair trade retailer and Drupal user, so I can understand the attraction - particularly for an organisation with lots of staff, no IT training budget, and multiple websites to take care of. Drupal is the easiest to set up, user friendly for non-tech content authors, and the plug-and-play modules make it easy to add features (or remove obsolete functions) as needed.

FOSSACT (Canberra open source software group) did a Plone vs Drupal workshop... it was a couple of versions ago, but still interesting if you're working out what features are most important to your organisation when choosing an open source CMS. Link: http://fossact.org.au/previousmeetings

prbass (not verified):

When I was evaluating CMS options for non-profits, I thought that Oxfam were into Plone as well.

The fact that they have now switched to Drupal proves I made the right choice. Go Drupal!

zamir gori (not verified):

Its a great news that previously Oxfam was on PLONE and now they have migrated to Drupal....

Mike Gifford (not verified):

Oxfam is a large organization with lots of parts. There was a push a while back for Plone within the Oxfam community. Back in 1998 I was the webmaster for Oxfam Canada for a short while. Oxfam Canada & Oxfam America both use Plone. Oxfam Quebec uses Drupal. My sense of it is that Plone was just too difficult to customize.

Aaron VanDerlip (not verified):

"Oxfam is a large organization with lots of parts."
Indeed! I used to work there.

Oxfam Great Britain continues to use Plone for their intranet as well as for rolling out sites such http://controlarms.org/ and others.
Many of the other Oxfam's use something other than Plone or Drupal. I think Drupal made the most sense for Oxfam.org given their staff and site needs. What is a real win is the continued support of Free Software by the various Oxfam's regardless of platform.