silverstripe, cmsmadesimple, miacms and impresscms - Packtpubs 2008 Most Promising
What intrigues me about this is that both MiaCMS and ImpressCMS are forks of existing systems.
ImpressCMS is forked off of Xoops. Xoops is a nice system, nothing special, though, and I don't hear a lot about Xoops these days.
MiaCMS is a fork of Mambo CMS. Mambo used to be a God among men, so to speak, in the content management system world. Back in the day, if you were gong to start a new site, Mambo was one of the systems you would look at. Then, if I remember correctly, control of Mambo was given to the Mambo Association (or some such entity) and the community revolted. Joomla! was born out of this, and to this day dominated the Mambo market.
As I browse around the CMS world, I rarely if ever hear a mention of Mambo. Very few new sites are started with it. It seems, for all practical purposes, dead. (In fact, the Mambo home page seems to be one big ad - is Siteground the horrible hosting company? And what's with the spammy ads on the bottom of that page?)
So we have MiaCMS voted as a 'most promising' system, Joomla!, though losing in awards to Drupal still impresses people.
(Looking at this post, there's really not a point to it. I just found the fork winners intriguing.)
Congrats to all the winners!