WordPress has been awarded the Overall Best Open Source CMS Award in the 2009 Open Source CMS Awards.
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Open Source CMS Award | Packt Publishing
its not surprising to see know that wordpress won the award. its the most popular and widely used cms these days.
Not a surprise at all. The only surprise will be if they don't win every year.
what so great about this award?
Looks like Drupal did better as compared to Wordpress in terms of Prize money won for the many awards that were given :
Drupal bagged $6000 while Wordpress received $4500.