The 4th Annual Open Source CMS Awards sponsored by Packt Publishing is open for nominations Joomla is eligible for Best PHP Open Source CMS and you can also nominate project contributors such as Open Source MVPs. The nominations are open until September 11. Voting among the top five nominees will begin on September 18.
Joomla, along with Drupal, is already a nominee in the new Hall of Fame category. This category will have sub-category awards for Best Extensions and Themes. These will be nominated by the CMS's representatives. Watch the community blogs for more information.
This has been a great year for Joomla. The Production Working Group released the alpha of Joomla 1.6 and the beta is coming soon. Joomla passed 11 million downloads. The Site Showcase and Joomla Resource Directory sites were launched. There are over 3000 extensions for Joomla 1.5 in the Joomla Extensions Directory. Over 20 Joomla Days took place and more than 80 Joomla User Groups met around the world. Let's celebrate by nominating Joomla for Best PHP Open Source CMS!