Packt Publishing announced the finalists of the Open Source Award for 2010, which is the best open-source (thus distributed with GPL license) for the current year. They identified six major categories with several candidates:
- Open Source CMS Award: CMS Made Simple, MODx, mojoPortal, SilverStripe, XOOPS
- Hall of Fame CMS: Drupal, Joomla, WordPress
- Most Promising Open Source Project: BuddyPress, LiveStreet CMS, Pimcore, Tomato CMS, WolfCMS
- Open Source E-Commerce Applications: Magento, nopCommerce, OpenCart, PrestaShop, TomatoCart
- Open Source Graphics Software: Blender, Gimp, Inkscape, jMonkeyEngine, Scribus
The vote by the people (open until November 5) contribute, together with the opinion of a commission to determine the winners, who will share the prize money of $ 24,000. Packt Publishing also chose a name among all voters, who will receive a gift an Amazon Kindle, an eBook reader that is manufactured by Amazon. The winners will be announced November 15.