Key Linux, Open Source Companies To Showcase Newest Offerings At LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

FRAMINGHAM, MA – DECEMBER 11, 2001 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, announced today that the upcoming LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will feature major Linux vendors showcasing the very latest Open Source technologies and solutions for the enterprise. LinuxWorld, the largest and most comprehensive marketplace for Open Source products and services, will take place January 29 – February 1, 2002 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.


LinuxWorld will showcase new, cost-effective technologies for enterprises using Linux or Open Source systems, as well as those considering the switch. Exhibitors will present solutions for LinuxWorld attendees interested in optimizing enterprise infrastructure and delivering e-business systems. Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore the latest in embedded Linux solutions at the New York event.

"Computer Associates has taken a leading role in enabling the Linux community to more effectively manage, secure, and integrate high-value eBusiness solutions that leverage the benefits of open-source operating system technology from laptops to mainframes," said John Pincomb, vice president of eBusiness solution platforms for CA, which will introduce new products to its award-winning line of e-business management solutions for Linux at the upcoming event. "LinuxWorld provides a great opportunity for CA to interact with this very enthusiastic user community and gain even greater visibility for our broad portfolio of eBusiness management solutions for Linux."

In addition to Computer Associates, other leading companies that have signed up to exhibit at LinuxWorld include:

AMD LynuxWorks

Borland Mission Critical Linux

Caldera Systems MontaVista

Compaq NuSphere

Dell Red Hat

Hancom Linux SGI

Hewlett-Packard Sun Microsystems

IBM Veritas Software

Intel Ximian, Inc.

"The LinuxWorld conference is one of the industry's most premier events of the year for both the Linux and Open Source communities," said Dr. Inder Singh, LynuxWorks president and CEO and Embedded Linux Consortium Chairman. "Strategically, it gives LynuxWorks the opportunity to discuss the latest embedded and Linux advancements with its industry colleagues, partners and customers in an open atmosphere, which stimulates collaboration and innovation for developing next generation solutions for the overall benefit and progress of the community at large."

The upcoming New York event will also feature a full line-up of keynotes and feature presentations, including:

Carly Fiorina, chairman and CEO, Hewlett-Packard Company; Wednesday, January 30, 2002, 9:30 a.m.

William M. Zeitler, senior vice president & group executive, Server Group, IBM Corporation; Wednesday, January 30, 2002, 1:00 p.m.

Sanjay Kumar, president and CEO of Computer Associates International, Inc.; Thursday, January 31, 2002, 9:30 a.m.

The Golden Penguin Bowl, hosted by Nicholas Petreley, founding editor,; Wednesday, January 30, 2002, 5:30 p.m.

Building the Foundation for World Domination: Free Standards for Global Markets & Individual Empowerment, hosted by Scott McNeil, executive director, The Free Standards Group; Thursday, January 31, 2002, 1:00 p.m.

Attendees participating in LinuxWorld's conference program will also benefit from compelling presentations and valuable educational content presented by industry experts such as Eric Raymond, Linux and Open Source evangelist; Bruce Perens, senior strategist for Linux and Open Source, Hewlett-Packard Company and primary author of "The Open Source Definition"; and Miguel de Icaza, CTO, Ximian, Inc.

For a complete list of companies exhibiting at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, or for registration and exhibiting information, go to

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

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