2008 Open Source CMS Award Judges

The Judges will be choosing from the five Content Management Systems that received the most nominations, during the nomination stage. They will be selecting their top three based on a number of factors including performance, usability, accessibility, ease of configuration and customization, scalability and security. The Judging panel is made up from a list of experienced and respected figures in the open source and Content Management industry:

Scott Goodwin, The Open Source Collective

Award Judge, Scott GoodwinScott Goodwin is the President of The Open Source Collective, Inc. He received a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems and an M.B.A  from the University of Southern Mississippi. In the mid-nineties he co-founded what would become a multi-million dollar ecommerce company then sold his interest in 2000. For the last 6 years Scott has been actively involved in the open source community running the varies entities under The Open Source Collective, Inc. including OpenSourceHost.com, and opensourceCMS.com among others.

For more information, please visit www.theopensourcecollective.com.


Andrew Eglinton, Open Source Living
Award Judge, Andrew EglintonAndrew is the founder and editor-in-chief of Open Source Living, a community-driven dynamic archive of Open Source Software (OSS) spanning all major platforms. One of his primary open source interests is in developing intersections between OSS and mainstream audiences; an area in which usability and accessibility play a fundamental role. He works as a freelance information architect, specialising in social media applications.

For more information, please visit www.osliving.com.



Nathan Gervais, The Eclipse Foundation

Award Judge, Nathan Gervais Nathan Gervais is a web developer with the Eclipse Foundation. Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software.

For more information, please visit: www.Eclipse.org




Apoorv Durga, Wipro Technologies
Award Judge, Apoorv DurgaApoorv is Group Head with the Portals and Content Management (PCM) Group of Wipro Technologies. He helps clients with their PCM strategies and is actively involved in advising them about build/buy decisions, product evaluations, and consulting in various aspects of PCM.

He has a Bachelor's degree in engineering from the Institute of Technology, Varanasi, and a Master's in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. Apoorv also writes a sporadic PCM Blog and likes to go roller-skating.

The final judge is made up of votes from customers and visitors to www.PacktPub.com. You have the chance to support your favourite CMS by submitting a vote when the final five are announced.

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Keep track of the Award schedule here: www.PacktPub.com/Award_Timeline


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