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:
Marc Delisle, phpMyAdmin
Marc Delisle is a member of the MySQL Developers Guild – which regroups community developers – because of his involvement with phpMyAdmin. He started to contribute to this popular MySQL web interface in December 1998, when he made the first multi-language version. He has been actively involved with the phpMyAdmin project since May 2001 as a developer and project administrator.
He has worked since 1980 at Collège de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada, as an application programmer and network manager. He has also been teaching networking, security, Linux servers, and PHP/MySQL application development. In one of his classes, he was pleased to meet a phpMyAdmin user from Argentina.
Stoyan Stefanov, Zend
Chanh Ong is a Computer Specialist. He has many years experience in various computer platforms and operating system, programming languages, system administration, DBA and etc.
He has an open source project that develop add-ons for Mambo, Joomla and MiaCMS call COAddOns and he also has a website that is dedicated for researching various CMS.
He is a volunteer at opensourcecms.com, a former member of Mambo development team and a former member of MODx coding team.
He specializes on Mambo, Joomla and MiaCMS but also has experience with various CMS.
He is developing a tiny MVC framework to use in his tiny but extensible CMS call MoseCMS
Mayank Sharma has written a couple of books for Packt on administering Elgg and Openfire. He was contributing editor at Linux.com for the last four years, and now writes for Linux Format magazine and an open source column for PC Plus magazine.
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.
View the other judges:
- Overall Award Judges
- Hall of Fame Judges
- Most Promising Open Source CMS Judges
- Best Open Source PHP CMS Judges
Keep track of the Award schedule here: www.packtpub.com/award_timeline