Earlier today, Packt Publishing announced the winners of their 2008 Open Source CMS Most Valued People Award. The MVP is a new category for Packt's annual Open Source CMS Awards. In this category, "names were put forward by members of the Content Management System's development team and community and represent the exceptional support, guidance, and sheer amount of time that the MVPs have given up to support the development and growth of the respective CMS".
Instead of just copying the winners list from Packt's site, I had hoped to do something different here. I started with a goal to look for each of the MVP's personal blog or project site, I had hoped to find acknowledgments of the award was given by the MVP themselves or by someone else on their behalf. Evidently I started searching a little too early and I only came across mentions of the awards from
three four of the projects: Drupal (Earl Miles), Joomla! (Johan Janssens), and XOOPS (Onakazu). Plus... Plone.
Below are some excerpts from or about these open source MVPs. If you are aware of more of the award winners recognizing or being recognized for their contributions...I would appreciate a link to the post. Open source contributors like these MVPs deserve all the recognition we can give them.