Industry Leaders Join New Companies Making Their Linuxworld Debut

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JUNE 18, 2002 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, announced today that the exhibit floor at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo/San Francisco 2002 will feature the industry's leading providers of Linux and Open Source products and services, including a number of exhibitors making their first appearance at the event. Companies from all over the world will converge at LinuxWorld this August to network with key customers and meet one-on-one with members of the Linux community.


LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and Open Source solutions, will take place August 12-15, 2002 at San Francisco's Moscone Center.

This will be the first LinuxWorld Conference & Expo for many exhibitors, including those taking part in the Rookery – LinuxWorld's headquarters for new, up-and-coming companies. Some LinuxWorld exhibitors are also making the trek from overseas to participate in the event, including South Korea's Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute, Hong Kong's Shaolin Microsystems, and Australia's SupplyGrid. The United States' Entegrity Solutions, Freshwater Software, Green Light Advantage LLC, Inktomi, My SQL, SlickEdit and Xerox are also among the event's new exhibitors.

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo exhibitors will use the event as a launch pad for the latest Linux and Open Source solutions for end users. LinuxWorld attendees will get a first look at some of the industry's most innovative products and services, and meet face-to-face with the industry leaders and developers behind the solutions.

"Participating in LinuxWorld Conference & Expo offers Sistina the opportunity to meet one-on-one with key customers," said Joaquin Ruiz, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Sistina Software, a returning exhibitor. "Sistina has found high-growth enterprise market segments that require lower-cost, massively scalable enterprise storage architectures; the Linux environment is an excellent fit for these customers. As the leading event for users of Linux, LinuxWorld is the ideal environment for us demonstrate the industry's most advanced storage infrastructure software for Linux."

A sampling of other companies that have signed up to exhibit include:









Platform Computing

Red Hat

Stalker Software

Sun Microsystems

SuSE Linux


For a complete exhibitor list or to register for LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, 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-K) at (508) 424-4860 or or John Yurewicz (L-Z) at (508) 424-4852 or

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( produces world-class tradeshows, conferences, and events for emerging IT markets. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of IT-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, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, BioITWorld Conference & Expo, COMNET Conference & Expo, which features COMNET Wireless, Enterprise Application Summit and ESPWorld. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

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