IDG World Expo Names Finalists For LinuxWorld’s Open Source Product Excellence Awards

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JANUARY 23, 2002 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, today announced the finalists for LinuxWorld's Open Source Product Excellence Awards. Presented in conjunction with the UniForum Association, the Open Source Product Excellence Awards will recognize Open Source product and service innovations offered by some of the world's leading ISVs, OEMs, service providers and developers.


LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will take place January 29 – February 1, 2002 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. LinuxWorld Conference & Expo's exhibit floor will open on January 30.

Finalists for the Open Source Product Excellence Awards include:

Best Developer Tools

Borland: Kylix 2

Computer Associates: Alfusion Harvest Change Manager

NuSphere: PHP Ed

TurboLinux: Powercockpit

Best Network/Server Application

Computer Associates: eTrust Access Control

Covalent Technologies: Enterprise Ready Server

Egenera: BladeFrame rel. 1.1

IBM: IBM DB2 for Linux

Sistina Software: Logical Volume Manager

Ximian: Red Carpet Corporate Connect

Best Embedded Linux Solutions

Borland: Inter Base 6.5

Computer Associates: CleverPath Portal

MontaVista Software: MontaVista Hard Hat Linux 2.0

Red Hat: Red Hat Embedded Linux Developer Suite

Best Open Source Project

Caldera International: Open WBEM (Web-Based Enterprise Management)

KDE: KDE 3.0 beta 1

Sun Microsystems: Eclipse

Sun Microsystems: GNOME 2.0 Accessability Framework

Best Productivity Application

Caldera International: Volution Manager 1.1

Computer Associates: Uni Center

MandrakeSoft: Linux Power Pack

OmniCluster Technologies: Slot Server 1000

Red Hat: Red Hat Linux 7.2

Sun Microsystems: Star Office

Ximian: Evolution

Best System Integration Solution

Compaq: Linux Mail and Messaging on Proliant

Computer Associates: Unicenter Network & System Management

IBM: IBM eServer xSeries360 and VM Ware

Shaffer Solutions: Access NFS

Shaffer Solutions: Disk Access X-Win 32

Ximian: Evolution

The Open Source Product Excellence Awards will be presented on the show floor at Booth #2219 on Thursday, January 31, 2001at 4:00 p.m.

For registration information or to exhibit at LinuxWorld, visit

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, or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Frank Netherwood (A-Ib) at (508) 424-4860 or or Beverly Griffith (Ic-Z) at (508) 424-4852 or