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 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.
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