Packt Publishing has just announced that Joomla has been voted best open source CMS for 2011.
The Packt Open Source Awards is a yearly event, which is presented to various open source projects. There are several categories of awards, and the Open Source CMS is perhaps the major one.
Joomla was nominated alongside these other Open Source CMS candidates:
About the Packt Open Source Awards
The Open Source Awards is a contest that aims to encourage, support, recognize and reward Open Source projects.
Formerly the Open Source CMS Award, the contest has been running since 2006 and is regarded as one of the most established platforms for recognizing excellence amongst Open Source Software. Prize money given out since 2006 tops $100,000.
To identify the excellence among Open Source projects, public votes for the finalists in each category were combined with ratings from a panel of Judges.
Packt Publishing has no influence, input or say in the finalists or winners of any Award category.
This year the categories were:
- Open Source CMS
- Open Source Mobile Toolkits and Libraries
- Most Promising Open Source Project
- Open Source Business Applications
- Open Source Multimedia Software
The Open Source Awards was split into two main stages. Firstly, nominations began on 1st August 2011.
The finalists in the voting stage was announced at the beginning of September; and the Voting stage started on 19th September 2011. Voting closed on 31st October 2011, with the winners being announced throughout the week commencing 7th November 2011.
Congratulations to everyone in the Joomla community!