Packtpub yesterday announced the final results of the best open source CMS and as expected wordpress, has won this award.
Packt is pleased to reveal that WordPress is the first winner of the 2007 Open Source CMS Award, picking up the best Open Source Social Networking Content Management System. In a very close category, WordPress came out in front of Elgg and Drupal, who finished joint second.In what is one of the new categories for 2007, the Open Source Social Networking CMS Award was designed to recognise Content Management Systems that promoted the collaboration and distribution of information and development of communities. The Judges commented on WordPress’s ease of configuration, professional approach, usability and enthusiastic community. Along with the title, WordPress will receive $2,000 in prize money from Packt.
Though the prize money is not important for the wordpress team but the award adds up another testimonial to them and their script. The top top three choices, Elgg and Drupal ended up on the same number of votes. Judges praised Elgg as a true Open Source Social Networking CMS, its variety of themes and overall user experience. Drupal had a long list of positive comments from the judges and was praised as a good overall package.
I would like to congratulate the whole wordpress team for winning this award.