Packt Awards: Most Promising Open Source Project 2010
Packt, UK publishers of technical books, has awarded Pimcore the winner of the 2010 Open Source Awards, a five-year-old event held online annually by Packt Publishing (news, site) to recognize and reward Open Source projects.
Web CMS newcomer Pimcore has prevailed
The project only started slightly over a year ago. Pimcore is PHP Web CMS that uses the Zend framework. In addition to managing content, the product also allows users to perform product information management and asset management from a single tool. The award, which was formerly known as the Open Source Content Management System (CMS) Award, is intended to promote, support, recognize and reward new open source projects.
"We are delighted to receive this award from Packt Publishing and the main sponsor, OpenCandy, as it demonstrates that the quality of our solution is recognized by both the jury members and the open source community," explains Dietmar Rietsch, founder of Pimcore.
Pimcore is a content management framework based on the Zend Framework and is primarily used to create, manage and distribute digital content. Pimcore is distributed free of charge under the free open source BSD license. Dietmar Rietsch on the question of what has led him to invest in a really occupied market:
"Most well-known editorial systems have come to the point and do not fulfill the needs of our customers. Areas such as social media, cross-media publishing, and product information management are hardly or only badly considered by other open source systems". The concept already seems to be on the rise: tens of thousands of downloads, numerous partner requests, community translations in more than ten languages speak for themselves. Customers, such as INTERSPORT, Expert Austria, Styria Tourism, Ski amadé, and more, already benefit from the new technology.
The free source software Pimcore is available for free download at: http://www.pimcore.org