Indymedia Scotland uses the open source Drupal content management system.
The site is available via SSL ( https ), which use of especially for posting articles.
We migrated to drupal from dada. It is easy to migrate Dada-based Indymedia sites to drupal using the dadamigrate module available here.
All the code we use on this site is available from http://github.com/tomm/drupal-indymedia-alba/tree/master
Alternatively (this is much trickier) you can download drupal and install the individual Indymedia modules yourself:
You must also get fckeditor itself (from here) and put it in the fckeditor module directory.
Once you have installed drupal, selecting the Indymedia Alba install profile, you can import your dada database using the dada import module (Indymedia Dada to Drupal migrator in the Site configuration section of the admin interface). You must put your dada usermedia/ directory into your drupal/ directory, and link drupal/sites/default/files/usermedia to it.
Attached is a patch to the core upload module, which enables thumbnail creation when images are attached, and easy insertion into fckeditor WYSIWYG controls, plus the 'insert image from another article' dialog box.
The fckeditor module must also be patched (see below)
Also you may be interested to look at another dadaIMC to Drupel project.