Drupal has won best open source PHP Content Management System for the second year in a row in the Packt Publishing 2009 Open Source CMS Awards. Drupal won by popular vote and a critical selection by a panel of judges. This award reflects the strong support of the Drupal community and our focus on quality which leads to critical acclaim and rapid adoption for large, high quality projects. Drupal won best overall open source CMS in 2007 and 2008.
From the award announcement,
We are pleased to announce that Drupal has won the Best Open Source PHP CMS Category in the 2009 Open Source CMS Award. This category featured a very close contest between the top three, Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla! in which Drupal ended up as the overall choice for the judges and the public.
While Drupal and Joomla! have always consistently featured among the top three in this category, WordPress made its way into the top five for the first time. The fact that it was outranked by Drupal by a very slight margin indicates how popular it has become with users as well as developers over the past year.
This is the highest award that Drupal was eligible for in 2009. Our previous wins for Best Overall CMS in 2007 and 2008 has led to our graduation to the Hall of Fame. The winners of the Hall of Fame Drupal awards for best Drupal theme and best Drupal contributed module will be awarded Thursday, November 12th, 2009. The themes and modules nominated were selected both for the most used and for a diverse set of nominees. The new winner of the best overall open source CMS (other than Drupal) will be announced on November 13, 2009. Look for a post about Drupal's MVP tomorrow.
The Drupal community would like to thank the judges and Packt publishing for having these awards and allowing open source projects to demonstrate their support and the quality of the work that their community's produce. The Drupal association receives a financial contribution from every Drupal book that Packt Publishing produces.