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2010 Open Source Awards

Packt Open Source Awards 2010Packt is about to launch the 2010 Open Source award – now at its fifth edition, formerly known as Open Source CMS Awards – an award organized to encourage, support, recognize, and reward Open Source projects selected by a panel of judges and Packt website visitors. This year they have a prize fund of $247,000 spread across six categories.

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Open Source CMS Award 2009

Packt announced the launch of the fourth open source CMS award, an award organized by the publish company since 2006 in order to encourage, support, recognize, and reward open source Content Management Systems.

Nominations are open until the 11th of September, to submit a nomination have a look at the 5 different categories and if you are looking for inspiration visit open source directories like opensourceCMS or CMSMatrix.

I am honoured to have been invited to join the judge panel this year, and I am looking forward to share my thoughts with other judges and learn about their views.

Open Source Books: Flash with Drupal

Packt – the publishing company specialized in books on software running yearly the open source CMS award – published “Flash with Drupal“, another book on Drupal.

Travis Tidwell – author of the book, creator of the Dash Media Player of  and founder of TMT Digital - shows how to work with hybrid Flash-Drupal architecture, introducing readers to create Flash applications from scratch.

The book is a step by step guide, readers need some understanding of ActionScript and PHP, as for Flash no knowledge is required. See Delicioso website to have an idea of what he can do with Flash and Drupal.

Open Source CMS Books: Drupal for Education and E-Learning

Packt – the publishing company specialized in books on software that have developed vibrant online communities – just published ”Drupal for Education and E-Learning”, yet another book on the 2008 Open Source CMS Award Winner.

The ”Drupal for Education and E-Learning” book was written by Bill Fitzgerald of FunnyMonkey, a company that recently launched a platform aimed at helping schools to share commons.  The book was reviewed by Joel “Senpai” Farris, COO at WorkHabit, Michael Peacock, founder of a consultancy specialised in web design, and Peter Wolanin, Drupal core developer now employed by Acquia.

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Open Source CMS books: Alfresco Developer Guide

Alfresco Developer Guide,” yet another book from Packt, written by Jeff Potts, Director of ECM practice at Optaros and winner of the Alfresco’s 2007 Community Contributor award.

Jeff’s first book is aimed at tomorrow’s Alfresco developers, introducing them to tools and skills required to implement Alfresco-based solutions, how to define custom content model, advanced workflows and much more.

Customizing and extending Alfresco becomes a step-by-step discovery, bringing you to deploy Alfresco throughout your own organization just following the examples. You will learn also things like using the jBPM jPDL designer, or implementing a Single Sign-On using CAS from JA-SIG.