Drupal wins Packt Publishing 2008 Open Source CMS Award

Drupal has won Packt Publishing's Open Source CMS Award for 2008. This is the second year in a row that Drupal has won the overall CMS award and is in addition to the Best PHP Based Open Source CMS Award for 2008. It is testament to tremendous progress that Drupal is making as an open source product to be to be reckoned with. That is down to the core developers, the army of contributing developers, the security team, the documents team and community at large. Drupal is going from strength to strength and is one of the few open source products that can compete head to head with well funded commercial systems.

Of course, Drupal is more then just a CMS. It is a rapid development framework, a social media platform, community plumbing and more. It is the one web based system that can do just about anything. As a result, there is a rich diversity of websites and web applications that are powered by Drupal.

Quote from Drupal founder, Dries Buytaert:

"These awards are a testament to the valuable contributions from dedicated Drupal community members around the globe" said Buytaert in response to the news. "Working together, the Drupal community is building the future of the dynamic web so that anyone can quickly build great social publishing websites" he concluded.

And this is just the beginning. There is so much more that Drupal will be able to do. Things that we probably haven't even thought of yet. As the commercial world realises the power of Drupal, more will switch to it (many already have). With that will come increased funding and time spend on module development. Already we see a number of companies that allow their staff to spend a percentage of their working week on stuff for the Drupal community. After all, these companies gain a lot from Drupal and want to see it succeed. That is the power of a collaborative project - individuals and organisations volunteering their time to make the project better because it will, in turn, make their lives better. Something about Karma.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the Drupal project! Lets keep up the hard work and keep helping each other to take this to even greater heights.

Related links (external):
Packet Publishing 2008 Open Source CMS Award
Dries Buytaert's post
Drupal.org post