2009 Open Source CMS Award

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open source cms awardPackt has announced recently that WordPress has won the Overall Best Open Source CMS Award in the 2009 Open Source CMS Awards. This is a great achievement for WordPress, since they are getting this award for this first time in the past 4 years, earning itself a place in the Hall of Fame category for the Award next year 2010.

Packt has categorize Open Source Awards as follows

  1. Overall Best Open Source CMS Award
  2. Inaugural Hall of Fame Award
  3. Most Promising Open Source CMS Category
  4. Best Open Source PHP CMS Category
  5. Best Other Open Source CMS Category

1. Overall Best Open Source CMS Award

Winner: WordPress

First runner up position: MODx and SilverStripe

Here’s the distribution of the prize fund for this category:

WordPress: $4,000

MODx: $2,000

SilverStripe: $2,000

2. Inaugural Hall of Fame Award

Winner: Drupal

Second prize: Joomla

Here’s the distribution of the prize fund for this category:

Drupal: $4,000

Joomla!: $2,000

Along with the competition amongst the previous winners, Hall of Fame also featured two subcategory Awards named after the participants, “Drupal Award”, and “Joomla! Award”.

Drupal Award

We are pleased to announce the results of the inaugral subcategory Awards for Hall of Fame this year. Here are the winners:

Best Drupal Theme: Zen.

Zen is a starting theme for Drupal and can be used by designers to modify and create their own custom themes from it.

Best Drupal Module: Views

Views provides a flexible method for Drupal site designers to control how lists and tables of content are presented.

For the results of the main Hall of Fame Award, please visit: www.PacktPub.com/article/drupal-wins-first-hall-fame.

Joomla! Award

Best Joomla! Theme is Affinity and the Best Joomla! Extension is noixACL

For the results of the main Hall of Fame Award, please visit: www.PacktPub.com/article/drupal-wins-first-hall-fame.

3. Most Promising Open Source CMS Category

Winner: ImpressCMS

Runners up: Pixie and Pligg

Here’s the distribution of the prize fund for this category:

ImpressCMS: $2,000

Pixie: $1,000

Pligg: $1,000

4. Best Open Source PHP CMS Category

Winner:Drupal

First runner up: WordPress

Second runner up: Joomla

Here’s the distribution of the prize fund for this category:

Drupal: $2,000

WordPress: $500

Joomla!: $500

5. Best Other Open Source CMS Category

Winner: Plone

First runner up: dotCMS

Second runner up: mojoPortal

Here’s the distribution of the prize fund for this category:

Plone: $2,000

dotCMS: $500

mojoPortal: $500

Along with the winner of the Best Other Open Source CMS category, Packt has also announced the list of this year’s Open Source Most Valued People. For this list, only those CMSes were counted which received five or more nominations from the public. For details, please visit: Details of the 2009 Open Source MVPs

2009 Open Source CMS Award Award Rules can be found  here.

For more information: [email protected]Source: http://www.packtpub.com/award

3 COMMENTS

  1. I’m so happy to know that my all time favourite cms wordpress won the overhaul best cms award of the year 2009. WordPress is the king

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