XOOPS, the PHP and MySQL based Web CMS, is hitting the news again. This time XOOPS China has won the main award for excellence in creative application at the annual China OSSContest.
The award will be presented at the Xiyuan Hotel in Beijing, China on Jan 13, 2009, during the 2008 Open Source Software Development Summit. The committee is composed of China’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), National High Tech R&D Program (863 Program) and China Software Industry Association (CSIA).
This is a huge achievement for the XOOPS team in China. With China being a major player in the technology and computer industries and planning on upping their spending on “core electronic components, high-end interchangeable chips and fundamental software products” in 2009, open source opportunities in China should flourish.
XOOPS was also a finalist this year in Packtpub.com’s Annual Open Source CMS Contest for the best PHP open source CMS. Although they did not win, with extremely stiff competition it was notable just to be named a finalist.
With two prestigious recognitions in less than 6 months, XOOPS is flexing its muscle as a powerful, PHP based open source Web CMS.
Look for more big things from XOOPS throughout 2009. Who knows, maybe that finalist spot in PacktPub.com’s contest will become a winning spot this year.