CiviCRM is getting a fair amount of acceptance internationally. You can read a one pager of case studies and other information.
Drupal provides a very strong taxonomy system to classify content. Contacts could benefit from that taxonomy functionality.
You can see Eric Mckenna's cookbook here: http://objectledge.org/confluence/display/CRM/CiviCRM+Drupal+Taxonomy+Integration
Nick Lewis has blogged some good basics on CiviCRM & Drupal users:
"In this tutorial, I will explain how to get a user’s country from CiviCRM, and auto-generate a taxonomy term within the context of the user posting a new content item." ( read more... )
See Mike Gifford's annotated Flickr screenshot of the vcard functionality in CiviCRM... http://www.flickr.com/photos/mgifford/70585008/
Axel Rüweler has completed an initial German translation of OpenNGO using our translation tool at http://translations.openngo.org/.
Special thanks to Axel for dedicating the time to complete the translation.
The Mozilla Foundation, the folks behind Firefox and Thunderbird, have announced the Mozilla Corporation, a for-profit corporate subsidiary wholley owned by the 501-c-3 nonprofit Mozilla Foundation. http://www.mozilla.org/reorganization/
This precisely mirrors the structure we have choosen to support CiviCRM and OpenNGO. The Social Source Foundation, a 501-c-3 nonprofit, shepards the open source software along, creates code, builds community and generally tries to create a healthy ecosystem. We also have a wholly-owned for profit subsidiary that will offer an ASP version of our software at a small monthly fee (approximately $50 per month).