Packt Publishing has announced the finalists for each category of its 2008 Open Source CMS Awards. Last year, Drupal was the overall winner, pushing the ’06 overall winner, Joomla!, to the second place.
This was interesting, spurred some feedback on CMSWire.com. Yes, open source is hot, but the study is just a high school popularity contest, really. The single fact of leaving Alfresco out speaks for the quality of this “survey.”
Water & Stone, a web development company specializing in Open Source technologies, released a popularity survey of open source content management systems. In the analysis of 19 of the most prominent open source content management systems, Water and Stone evaluated CMS’s on the basis of Rate of Adoption and Brand Strength, as well as a variety of other viability indicators and trends.