› Tech › CMS, Drupal Drupal Is Second Time Winner Of The CMS Of The Year Award Founder Dries Buytaert released content Management System - drupal as an Open Source project in 2001. CMS Drupal manages many high traffic web sites. Drupal received $5,000 in prize money.Drupal has won the CMS award of 2008 organized by the Packt Publishing. Joomla came second. Drupal was release in 2001 as Open Source project by founder Dries Buytaert. Packt publishing distributed a total of $20,000 in prize money to the winning Content Management Systems. Drupal is developed in PHP.