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Today, we're going to share with you the judges' selection for the Critics Choice Award for Best Open Source CMS in 2013.

With an incredible amount of Open Source CMS available worldwide, making a decision as to which is the ‘best' is virtually impossible, therefore, in order to do so, we must have a set of criteria to judge by.

Being an open-source CMS means you have a commitment to the open-source community. This means that not only are you taking advantage of a vast group of exceptional developers worldwide but that you give back to that community as well. This year, when selecting the Best Open Source CMS for 2013, we decided to make this a major factor in the awards selection for Best Open Source CMS.

We also wanted to select a CMS that is different from the ones you would normally expect. The purpose of these awards is to bring to your attention the many incredible products on the market, not just to highlight the usual suspects over and over. Therefore, without further adieu, the winner of the 2013 Critics Choice Award for Best Open Source CMS is…

Hippo CMS!

Hippo CMS is a heavy contributor to the open-source community with a large number of Apache committers and is a strong advocate and promoter of the open-source methodology. They are members of OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) & the Java Community Process (JCP) and very open about their love of open source. You can read more about how they contribute and why here.

Due to their overwhelming commitment to the open-source movement, we feel that they deserve a nod and recognition as the 2013 Critics Choice Award Winner for Best Open Source CMS.

Congratulations to the team at Hippo, you are well deserving of this award.

Learn more about Hippo or visit them on the web