Packt Publishing has announced the winners of its sixth annual open source awards, and some familiar players have taken top spots. Take a look at the results and see if your favorite project won.

The Open Source Awards

Packt Publishing has been conducting its awards since 2006 to encourage and support open source development. It began by focusing exclusively on content management platforms, but was soon expanded to other categories. Since its inception, Packt has awarded over US$ 100,000. This year’s awards included six categories:

  • Open Source CMS
  • Open Source Mobile Toolkits and Libraries
  • Most Promising Open Source Project
  • Open Source Business Applications
  • Open Source JavaScript Libraries
  • Open Source Multimedia Software

Projects were nominated by the public starting in August. Voting began in September and concluded at the end of October.

Award Winning Software

In the Open Source CMS category, originally the only category, Joomla! took top honors. This is the third time that the popular content management platform has taken home honors in the Packt awards. Drupal and Plone took first and second runner up; neither is a newcomer to the honor. Plone won the best non-PHP category in 2008 and 2009. Drupal has placed in at least one category since the awards began. Drupal also dominated the CMS sub-category rankings this year, voted as having the best performance, community and ease of use. The other nominees in the CMS category were mojoPortal, Plone and SilverStripe.

jQuery won the JavaScript library category as well as all sub-categories. Dojo and Sencha placed second and third. The most promising open source project category, which highlights new projects less than two years old, was won by ImpressPages, a web CMS with a drag and drop interface.

The winners in other categories include:

Open Source Multimedia Software

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

Open Source Business Applications

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

Open Source Mobile Toolkits and Libraries

Winner: jQuery Mobile
1st Runner up: PhoneGap
2nd Runner up: Sencha Touch

Additional details about the awards is available at Packt's Website. Did you vote in this year’s awards? Did your favorite project place? Let us know your thoughts on this year’s outcomes.