Joomla Wins Packt Publishing’s OSS CMS Award

Yet again, the Joomla development team and community has shown its great work by winning Packt Publishing’s 2006 Open Source Content Management System Award.  Here’s the announcement straight from the Packt Web site:

Following a nomination round and eight weeks of voting, Packt are pleased to announce Joomla! as the winner of the 2006 Open Source Content Management System Award. Joomla! collects a first prize of $5,000 and the title of Packt Open Source CMS Award Winner for 2006.

As usual, the top three finalists were Joomla, Drupal, and Plone, which just goes to the point that we’ve been making over and over here at PICnet:  these are the top three CMSes that non-profit organizations should focus on during their investigations for CMSes.

The judges for the competition were individuals from the Open Source Collective, MySQL, the Eclipse Foundation, and 16,000 users from the Packt Web site that voted online. Best of all, it’s a cool $5,000 to the Joomla project!

The judges said the following of the Joomla system:

  • Very easy to install and use with lots of extensions and modules
  • The documentation is exhaustive and concise
  • Admin user interface is intuitive and powerful
  • The backend of Joomla! is very usable and the WYSIWYG editor the content was nice
  • Seems like it would scale well and provides a lot of customization options
  • Large and active community

Congrats again to the community and the core Joomla team!

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One Response to “Joomla Wins Packt Publishing’s OSS CMS Award”

  1. ZonaNet says:

    Congrats Joomla! and the community

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