Digg!Joomla! Wins

Packt Publishing
today (14 November) announced Joomla! as the the winner of the 2006 Open Source Content Management System Award.

With 16,000 votes for more than 70 different Open Source Content Management Systems nominated for the award, Joomla! was judged winner of the final. After eight weeks of voting from visitors to www.PacktPub.com and judges from The Open Source Collective, MySQL, the Eclipse Foundation, and CMSPros, Joomla! triumphed with the most votes, winning $5,000.  

Joomla! is the youngest CMS of the five finalists having originated by the then Mambo development team in August 2005. Joomla! was chosen due to its ease of installation and use along with the active development and community that supports the project.

Core team member Alex Kempkens said the award was a wonderful surprise. "I would personally like to thank Packt for their contribution to the Joomlasphere — by publishing Joomla! guides and by running such a successful competition," he said.


Johan, Chris and Louis celebrating!
Joomla! won Best Linux / Open Source Project at UK Linux and Open Source Awards 2006, in London tonight.


This is the second year running, the Joomla! team has won the prestigious award.  Louis Landry, Johan Janssens and Peter Russell accepted the award from LinuxUser and Developer magazine publisher Maggie Meer.

Johan described the win for Joomla! as "one for the community".  "The buzz around the Joomla! project is driven by our huge user base and this translates into what is fast becoming the most popular open source framework going," Johan said.

Chris Adams, of Rochen, who is a major sponsor of the Joomla! project was nominated as Best Linux Open Source ISP / Internet Host.  Unfortunately, Rochen missed out this year but it was great to have Rochen with us to celebrate.  "Chris and the Rochen guys are part of the Joomla! family ... this is as much Rochen's award as it is the developers and the communities."

ImageThe Joomla! open source content management project unveiled its speakers and panelists for the SYSTEMS 2006 conference in Munich Germany on October 23rd – 27th at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Munich/Riem.


SYSTEMS is the leading Business-to-Business Trade Fair for IT, Media and Communications and is held in Munich, Europe's largest high-tech and media location. This year, the conference expects over 1000 exhibitors and 50,000 visitors.

Joomla! core development team members Alex Kempkens, Marko Schmuck and Wilco Jansens will present in Munich on a variety of Joomla! topics and provide detailed demonstrations of the forthcoming release of Joomla! 1.5. Specifically, Marko Schmuck will present his new Search-Engine-Optimization extension openSEF (www.j-prosolution.com), Alex Kempkens (www.thinknetwork.com ) will introduce a new version of the multilingual component Joom!Fish and the recent book "Joomla! 1.5", finally Robert Deutz (www.rdbs.de ) will demonstrate how to take advantage of the advanced template and accessibility features within Joomla! 1.5.

Attendees can interact with the Joomla! team and get receive demonstrations of Joomla! 1.5. in Hall A3, Booth 542. The Joomla! project would like to personally thank Messe Munich for support and the invitation to attend the conference.


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