HP, IBM, Oracle on Board to Exhibit at LinuxWorld in San Francisco

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 13, 2003 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced that the world's largest IT suppliers have signed up to exhibit at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R)/San Francisco 2003, including Computer Associates, HP, IBM, Intel Corporation, Oracle, Red Hat and Sun Microsystems as well as growing companies like Pogo Linux Inc. and APPRO.


The countdown has begun for the return of LinuxWorld Conference & Expo to the Moscone Center August 4-7, 2003.

Thousands of enterprise technology professionals and open source enthusiasts are expected to be on hand at LinuxWorld to test drive the newest open source technology products, network with peers and learn from LinuxWorld's comprehensive educational program. LinuxWorld's exhibitors will benefit from one-on-one interaction with this highly-qualified audience of those who are using or looking to implement open source.

A few of the companies that have signed up to exhibit at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo/San Francisco 2003 include:

ACCPAC International, Inc.




BMC Software

Computer Associates

Cyclades Corporation


Free Standards Group

GNOME Foundation



Intel Corporation

K Desktop Environment




Pogo Linux Inc.

PolyServe, Inc.

RealNetworks, Inc.

Red Hat

Sun Microsystems

SuSe Linux

Ximian, Inc.

First-time LinuxWorld Conference & Expo exhibitors include Aduva, CASPYR, Delixus Interoperability Software, Heroix Corporation, Linux Media Labs and ReactOS Foundation.

A number of companies are returning to the show with a larger presence following successful experiences at previous LinuxWorld Conference & Expo events. For example, Pogo Linux Inc. decided to upgrade to a Platinum Sponsorship and 20'x30' booth for the San Francisco event, following a positive experience in the Rookery at January's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo/New York 2003.

"We chose to participate as a platinum sponsor because we believe that LinuxWorld attracts the largeest cross-section of today's Linux industry under one roof," said Tim Lee, CEO of Pogo Linux. "As we continue to grow as a company, we value the opportunity to meet with our customers and meet fellow Linux users. We are also excited to showcase new storage and clustering products for the enterprise at the upcoming event."

"We're pleased to see so many influential companies that consider LinuxWorld a must-attend event," said Rob Scheschareg, vice president of sales, marketing and business development, IDG World Expo. "Attendees can expect to see all of the key players who are committed to open source technology at this summer's event."

For more information on the upcoming LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, visit www.linuxworldexpo.com.

About LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and open source solutions. As the world's most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open source solutions into business infrastructure and enterprise networks. For more information or to register for the event, visit the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site at www.linuxworldexpo.com, or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Frank Netherwood (A-K) at (508) 424-4860 or Frank_Netherwood@idg.com or John Yurewicz (L-Z) at (508) 424-4852 or John_Yurewicz@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo, COMNET Conference & Expo(R), Integrated Security Conference & Expo(TM), BiometricsWorld Series and Portable Power Conference & Expo(TM). IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at www.idg.com.