For the third year in a row, Drupal has been nominated for a Packt Publishing Open Source CMS award. Packt Publishing is announcing winners all week. Today they announced the 2008 best PHP open source CMS.
The Award for the best Open Source Content Management System written on a PHP/MySQL platform is today announced as Drupal. Receiving $2,000 as the judges’ and publics favourite, Drupal finishes ahead of Joomla! and CMS Made Simple, who finished on equal points as joint runners up and collect $500 each.
Drupal won this award in both the popular vote and the judges selection. The judges cited improvements to installation, updates, breadth of features in modules, and how Drupal handles errors in these processes. Of special note was Drupal's use of social features and how those features integrate with web content management. Of course the final advantage Drupal had was the "large and hugely supportive community". This award belongs to everyone in the Drupal community for helping each other and particularly new users.
Earlier this week Earl Miles, a.k.a merlinofchaos, was recognized as one of the 2008 Open Source CMS Most Valued People for his work on the Drupal project. On Friday, Packt Publishing will announce the overall open source CMS award winner. The Drupal community has a lot of strong competition and we will be working hard to repeat our win of the 2007 best overall open source CMS award.