Archive for July, 2008

Packt Open Source CMS Award

July 29th, 2008 No comments

[Packt CMS Award]

On July 14 the Packt 2008 Open Source CMS Award has launched, “inviting visitors to submit nominations for their favorite Open Source Content Management Systems. Now in its third year, the Award has helped to support a variety of Content Management Systems gain recognition in a crowded and high quality marketplace.

In 2007, Drupal was the overall winner of the Award. With the introduction of four new categories in 2007, the Award succeeded in expanding the opportunities for a wider range of Open Source Content Management Systems to benefit.

A new category for 2008 is the Open Source CMS MVP Award, which will recognise the contributions to projects made by individuals that often go unnoticed.

Packt Publishing has opened up nominations for people to submit their favourite Content Management System at The top five in each category will go through to final, which begins at the start of September.

For more information, please see the Press Release by Packt: 2008 Open Source CMS Award Launched.

Categories: News


July 1st, 2008 No comments


MiaCMS was forked from Mambo on April 29, 2008. Two weeks later the new project released MiaCMS 4.6.4, based on Mambo 4.6.3.

The MiaCMS fork was initiated by a majority of the Mambo core development team, including Al Warren (alwarren), Chad Auld (cauld), Ozgur Cem Sen (ocs), and Richard Ong (arpee).

But why a fork? The founding team felt “that the policies, processes, and priorities of the official Mambo Foundation were having a negative impact on the code and the community… we never gave up on the product or the community, but rather just the Foundation which controlled it.

MiaCMS requires PHP 4.3.2+ and MySQL 4.0+, and is released under the GNU General Public License version 2.

Categories: Directory