The world famous french newspaper Le Monde has rebuilt its back-office architecture around XUL.

Disruptive Innovations was involved in that big change, validating the use of XUL for their project, helping on the design and implementation of a XUL framework, teaching XUL to a few Le Monde employees who themselves trained the other team members. Le Monde was a true precursor, betting on XUL months before the release of Firefox, before the hype. They are very pleased with the result, and you should really read the excellent article (babelfished here) since it's an excellent testcase for XUL and Gecko as an application framework.

Other "big" newspapers around the world - most of them working with old and fat proprietary environments that cannot evolve - are now actively looking at what did Le Monde. Yay!

Update: more information on Laurent's blog.