Magnolia, the open source content management vendor that delivers simplicity on an enterprise scale, today announced that it was honored with the Swiss Open Source Contribution Award for the worldwide success of its content management system based on international standards, and for its open relationship with customers, partners, and the development community.

The jury of experts from the Swiss Open Systems User Group in Zurich evaluated contestants for open standards, economic benefits, competitiveness with commercial software, and their contributions to the community.

Jury member Sebastian Spaeth, ETH Zurich, praised Magnolia for its international success, and pointed to the “clear link to the Developer's Corner on the company's homepage, and its open, ‘upstream' communication approach.” Corsin Camichel of camichel.com emphasized how Magnolia's “high quality and activity” contributed to its success.

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Magnolia founders Pascal Mangold and Boris Kraft are particularly pleased with the fairness of competitor and jury member Cédric Hüsler, Director of Product Marketing for Day Software. According to Hüsler, “Magnolia offers a well-known standards-based solution that enterprises use to manage their mission-critical information. Customers and partners are intimately involved in product development, and innovations gained in the process flow back into the open source community.”

This is the third year for the Swiss Open Source Awards, conferred to open source projects, companies, and individuals. In addition to the Contribution award, the jury granted a Business Case and an Advocacy award.

About Magnolia Americas
Magnolia Americas, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Magnolia International Ltd, whose open source content management system delivers simplicity on an enterprise scale. Its outstanding combination of ease-of-use with a flexible, standards-based Java architecture has led to its adoption by enterprises and governments throughout the world, including ING, JBoss.org, Johnson & Johnson, Lloyds TSB, Sony, Seat, Unilever, and the US Department of Defense. To find out more about Magnolia, including service, support, implementation, consulting, training, and our international network of qualified partners, please visit www.magnolia-cms.com.

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