Wednesday, June 24, 2009 | News | Open Source
Packt Publishing is pleased to announce that the 2009 Open Source Content Management System Award will be launched on August 3. This year’s competition will feature an increased prize fund of $24,000 and is expected to appeal to a broader range of projects.
After 10,000 nominations and almost 25,000 votes, Drupal was declared the winner of the 2008 Overall Award and for the second year in succession. This year’s Award will continue to support open source Content Management Systems (CMS) and also feature some changes to the category system in order to recognize and support more projects.
“The 2009 Award has been restructured to support our initial vision, which was to encourage, support, and reward a variety of open source Content Management Systems” explained Packt spokesperson, Damian Carvill. “One of the Award’s primary goals is to highlight the plethora of burgeoning and established open source CMSes that are available and I believe this new structure achieves that.” Carvill went on to conclude that “the increase in the prize fund to $24,000 cements our commitment and underpins the prominence of the competition.”
The new system will include an extra category that specifically caters to the previous winners of the Award. In order to increase the prestige for CMSes that have won in the past, Packt will include additional non-monetary Awards named after the winners. These will acknowledge the extensive network that supports the growth of these CMSes and will feature categories including “Best Theme” and “Best Extension” for each of their respective CMSes.
Packt will be launching the 2009 Award on August 3. More details will be announced at the time of launch.
For continuous updates, please keep visiting the main Award Resource Center here: www.PacktPub.com/award