Packt Publishing has announced the winners of their 2006 Open Source CMS Award, and Drupal has been awarded second place. The award comes with a cash prize of $3,000. The Joomla! project took first place, with Plone coming in third.
When the voting ended, Joomla! and Drupal were in a tie. The rules of the competition mandated that a further judge be brought in to cast the tie-breaking vote.
Congratulations go out to all three projects. The prize is an indication of excellence in software and fantastic community. Many thanks to Packt Publishing for generously supporting open source software.
This prize is not the only support that Drupal gets from Packt. Drupal also benefits from their Open Source Project Royalty Scheme because of David Mercer's Drupal book. This is support for which we are very grateful.