2011 Open Source Awards

Source :


Open Source CMS


Winner: Joomla!

1st Runner up: Drupal

2nd Runner up: Plone

Open Source Mobile Toolkits and Libraries


Winner: jQuery Mobile

1st Runner up: PhoneGap

2nd Runner up: Sencha Touch

Most Promising Open Source Project


Winner: ImpressPages
1st Runner up: Seo Panel
2nd Runner up: Chamilo


Open Source Business Applications


Winner: PrestaShop
1st Runner up: nopCommerce
2nd Runner up: OpenCart


Open Source JavaScript Libraries


Winner: jQuery

1st Runner up: Dojo Toolkit

2nd Runner up: Sencha (Ext JS)


Open Source Multimedia Software


Winner: Blender
1st Runner up: GIMP
2nd Runner up: Inkscape

The Open Source CMS subcategory*


Best Open Source CMS for Performance: Drupal

Best .NET Open Source CMS: DotNetNuke

Best CMS for Best CommunityDrupal

Best CMS for Ease of Use: Drupal


The Open Source JavaScript Libraries subcategory*

Best JavaScript Library for plug-ins: jQuery

Best JavaScript Library for Effects and animations ability: jQuery

Best JavaScript Library CommunityjQuery

Best JavaScript Library for Performance: jQuery

*The subcategories are for recognition purposes with no monetary prize awarded.


About the Awards

The Open Source Awards is a contest that aims to encourage, support, recognize and reward Open Source projects.

Formerly the Open Source CMS Award, the contest has been running since 2006 and is regarded as one of the most established platforms for recognizing excellence amongst Open Source Software. Prize money given out since 2006 tops $100,000.

To identify the excellence among Open Source projects, public votes for the finalists in each category were combined with ratings from a panel of Judges.

Packt Publishing has no influence, input or say in the finalists or winners of any Award category.

Vote today and you will be entered into a prize draw to win a Kindle!

This year the categories are:

Read more about the Awards here.

Categories explained:

Open Source CMS-Every CMS that is based on one of the open source licenses is allowed to participate for this category

Open Source Mobile Toolkits and Libraries-This category is reserved for Open Source software that assist the development of applications for Mobile devices

Most Promising Open Source project– This category is reserved for all those open source projects that have had their first non-beta release within the past two years (of the date of the Award).

Open Source Business Applications -This category will be reserved for the type of Open Source web applications designed to support and help a company reach its commercial goals. This includes E-Commerce systems, ERP systems and CRM systems.

Open Source JavaScript Libraries -This category is reserved for JavaScript libraries, libraries of pre-written JavaScript controls which allow for easier development of RIAs (Rich Internet Applications), visually enhanced applications or smoother server-side JavaScript functionalities

Open Source Multimedia Software-This category is reserved for all Open Source software that is used for various ranges of multimedia, from audio editors/management to graphics and video editing software.


The Open Source Awards is split into two main stages. Firstly, nominations begin on 1st August 2011.

This will be your chance to put forward your favorite Open Source projects for each category to go through to the final voting stage.

The finalists in the voting stage will be announced at the beginning of September; and the Voting stage begins on 19th September 2011. Voting closes on 31st October 2011, with the winners announced throughout the week commencing 7th November 2011.

2011 Open Source Awards

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