ORIGINALLY POSTED ON 9 Nov
Well they were out a week ago, but I came across them today.
Since 2006, Packt Publishing has been organizing “Open Source CMS Award” for the best and deserving CMS.
The Award was split up into two main stages. The first being the nominations followed by voting. Nominations were open back in July 14 2008. Anybody was allowed to nominate a CMS. After a mother, the nominations were closed on August 25. Then, the Judges chose the finalists on the basis of the most number of nominations received and also on number of other factors including performance, usability, accessibility, ease of configuration and customization, scalability and security. Voting Began on 1st of September and ended a month and half later on 20 th October.
They had the following categories:-
1. Best overall CMS. -> The overall winner.
2. Most promising Open Source CMS. -> CMS which has the potential to become the best.
3. Best Open Source PHP CMS. -> The Best CMS written in PHP.
4. Best Other Open Source CMS. -> For CMS written in a language other than PHP.
5. Open Source MVPs. -> It is a new category introduced for the Most Valued People from Open Source Content Management Systems.
Note: The Category “Best Open Source Social Networking Content Management System” has taken a back seat this year.
Now its time for the winners:
1. Best overall CMS.
1. Drupal – Won this second time in a row.
2. Joomla! – Was the winner in 2006.
3. DotNetNuke – Replaced last year’s runner up CMS Made Simple for the third position.
2. Most promising Open Source CMS.
2. CMS Made Simple
Replaced MODx, TYPOlight and dotCMS who this last year.
3. Best Open Source PHP CMS.
1. Drupal – Defeated Joomla this time.
2. Joomla!, CMS Made Simple
e107 out of the list this year.
4. Best Other Open Source CMS.
1. Plone – Was the 1st runner up last year.
Mojoportal and Silva out of the scene this time.
5. Open Source MVPs.
A long list of 24 personalities including WordPress’s Matt Mullenweg, etc. Refer here http://www.packtpub.com/article/open-source-cms-most-valued-people-announced.