Packt Publishing Announces 2007 Open Source CMS Award Winners

    BIRMINGHAM, England, Nov. 5 /CNW/ - After three intense months of voting,
Packt Publishing can today announce that Drupal has won the Overall 2007 Open
Source CMS Award. With 18,000 votes on Packt's website, coupled with the
expert opinions from a panel of judges, Drupal succeeds Joomla! as the overall
winner and receives a cheque for $5,000.
    Joomla! and Drupal occupied first and second places in 2006, with their
quality proving to be popular with the judges again this year. Joomla! retains
its position in the top three, coming second and winning $3,000, with CMS Made
Simple in third place collecting $2,000.
    Initially released in 2001, Drupal has grown to become one of the most
downloaded Open Source Content Management Systems with one of the most
enthusiastic and committed communities.
    "This is a great honor for the Drupal community and the thousands of
individual developers who've contributed to the project" confirms Drupal
developer and core contributor Jeff Eaton. "We've worked hard to make Drupal
as flexible, as scalable, and as accessible as possible. It's a great week for
all of Open Source; the winners in every category have shown that OSS can
produce powerful solutions for a wide range of needs" he concludes.
    Alongside the overall winner, Packt ran categories for best Open Source
PHP Content Management System, best non-PHP CMS, best Open Source Social
Networking and also most promising Open Source CMS. In a twist on the overall
results, Joomla! beat Drupal into second place for the best Open Source PHP
CMS. Packt handed out a total of $20,000 in prize money to the winning Content
Management Systems.

    Winners in the other final categories include:

    - Most Promising: MODx

    - Best Open Source PHP: Joomla!

    - Best non PHP Open Source CMS: mojoPortal

    - Best Social Networking: WordPress

    The Awards were designed to recognize and reward Open Source CMS's for
their consistently high standards in what is an extremely competitive field.
The result of this year's Award confirms this quality and also suggests that
there isn't necessarily one CMS that is the best, more that there is the best
one to fit an individual user's needs and requirements.
    Full results of the 2007 Open Source CMS Award can be found at

    About Packt

    Packt is a modern, unique publishing company with a focus on producing
cutting-edge books for communities of developers, administrators, and newbies
    Packt's books and publications share the experiences of fellow IT
professionals in adapting and customizing today's systems, applications, and
frameworks. Their solutions-based books give readers the knowledge and power
to customize the software and technologies they're using to get the job done.
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