Packt Publishing announcing CMS winners this week

Developers and users of five content management systems (CMS) have been anxiously waiting for Packt Publishing to announce the winner of their Packt Open Source CMS Award. Packt Publishing is expected to announce on Tuesday, November 14th, the top three CMS along with the winner.

The winning CMS will get US $5,000, the second will get US $3,000 and the third placed finalist will get US $2,000.

As I mentioned a couple months ago, the top five CMS were nominated by the public are all that remain eligible for the award. Those five CMS include:

  • Drupal
  • e107
  • Joomla
  • Plone
  • Xoops

I would expect that Packt Publishing will make announcement of the winner on their Open Source CMS Award page. Until then, I'll go out on a limb with my own prediction. I predict that Drupal, Joomla, and Plone will be listed by Packt's judges as the top three CMS for 2006. Whether I'm correct or not, I will likely comment on the outcome of the award here on my own blog.