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
Scott has an undergraduate degree in MIS and an MBA. Scott was co-founder of a very successful eCommerce company which he later sold in late 1999. Scott is now President of The Open Source Collective, Inc.
Andrew Eglinton, Open Source Living
Andrew 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, Eclipse
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
Manuel Lemos, PHP Classes
Manuel Lemos is the creator and developer of the PHPClasses.org site. He was born in Portugal where he graduated in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering. He moved to Brazil in the late 90's where he works full time on the PHPClasses.org site to provide a great resource of Web programming components contributed by thousands of PHP developers.
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
- Best Open Source PHP CMS Judges
- Best Other Open Source CMS Judges
Keep track of the Award schedule here: www.packtpub.com/award_timeline