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The Packt Open Source Awards were announced recently and Joomla won Best Opensource CMS!
1st Runner up: Drupal
2nd Runner up: Plone
The Open Source Awards is a contest that aims to encourage, support, recognize and reward Open Source projects.
Formerly called the Open Source CMS Award, the contest has been going for the past six years and is generally regarded as one of the most prestigious platforms for recognizing excellence in Open Source Software.
To identify the excellence among Open Source projects, public votes for the finalists in each category were combined with ratings from a panel of Judges.
This news comes as no surprise to those of us who have been using Joomla, but hopefully it will bring some notice and credibility that will attract new users and contributors to this robust Web system.
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