The 2009 Packt Publishing (www.packtpub.com) awards are underway for the best Open Source Content Management Systems. Content management systems can be nominated in several categories - Best Overall, Best PHP CMS, Most Promising CMS, Best Other (non-PHP) CMS.
Community nominations began in August and concluded in September. The top 5 in each category were determined and now face off in a final round of voting by the community and a panel of judges. Once again, ImpressCMS is in the final running for Most Promising CMS.
ImpressCMS (www.impresscms.org) has a strong foundation - many of the developers were core developers for XOOPS that wished to show the true capabilities of the platform they had helped build. So, in late 2007, they formed the ImpressCMS Project and set about incorporating many new features and expanding the functionality of their content management system. Adopting an open philosophy, much of what was added focused on community interaction and social media.
There have been 2 major releases of ImpressCMS, with a 3rd (version 1.2) currently in beta testing. Close to 10,000 commits have been made to their SVN repository, making it a very active project with lots of international contributors. Balancing user improvements with administrator, security and developer improvements has been a constant theme in their overall strategy.
Be sure to visit Packt Publishing and place your vote in the 2009 Open Source CMS Awards