2008 Most Promising Open Source CMS Announced

Thursday, October 30, 2008 | News | Content Management

SilverStripe is today exclusively revealed as the winner of the 2008 Most Promising Open Source Content Management System. The SilverStripe project receive $2,000, holding off strong competition from CMS Made Simple in the first runner up position with ImpressCMS and MiaCMS finishing joint second runner up.

silverstripe most promising open source cms winner

SilverStripe was made available as free, open source software in early 2007 after initially being developed as a commercial product. It received universal approval from the judges for its features and was praised as an excellent option for companies who want a powerful open source website that is professionally created and well supported. The judges were complimentary about SilverStripe’s scalability, use of Ajax, its healthy community and the impressive levels of input on the forums from its developers. 

Sigurd Magnusson, one of the founders of the SilverStripe project, was understandably pleased, "Receiving recognition in the Packt Awards means a lot to the core SilverStripe team, we are all extremely humbled" he said in response to the news. "Collectively there has been years of putting careful thought into the project, especially in the areas of designing a user-friendly CMS interface, and architecting an elegant object-oriented PHP code-base."

Magnusson continued to conclude that "the award lets us both celebrate all the technical and design decisions we made, but also celebrate our reasoning to use an open source model. Every aspect of running SilverStripe as an open source project has worked well beyond our expectations, so thanks to everyone who has used or contributed something to do with the SilverStripe project!"

Packt views the Most Promising category as an important element of its annual Award as it enables the company to support nascent systems both in monetary and publicity terms.

Final Results

  1. SilverStripe $2,000
  2. CMS Made Simple $1,000
  3. ImpressCMS/MiaCMS $500 each

For more information about the winners, please visit their websites:

www.SilverStripe.com | www.CMSMadeSimple.org | http://MiaCMS.org | www.ImpressCMS.org


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