LinuxWorld Boston Announces ”Government Day” Focused on the Implementation of Open Standards

FRAMINGHAM, MA – March 1, 2006 – IDG World Expo today announced the introduction of "LinuxWorld Government Day" at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), scheduled for April 3-6, 2006 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The one-day event, which will take place on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, is sponsored by Novell, Microsoft and Trusted Computer Solutions. LinuxWorld Government Day will focus on the dominant issues facing public sector decision makers in building and maintaining systems and staff in a world of rapidly evolving open source technology. The conference program is open and free for credentialed members of the public sector.

LinuxWorld Government Day will bring together government representatives, leading open source technology vendors and community project leaders for a five-session program that will review the progress being made in the adoption and advancements of open source and open standards. In addition to expert presentations and interactive attendee dialogue, the program will review the real-world challenges that five companies faced in their own open source initiatives. Each case study will examine the requirements, product options, maintenance, training, collaboration and legal frameworks as viewed from intra-public, inter-public, and public-private perspectives.

"This special one-day LinuxWorld program will provide a forum for public sector IT professionals to get reliable information directly from their peers who have already made great strides in the open source arena," said David Korse, President & CEO, IDG World Expo. "In today's challenging technology market, there is a heavy focus on — and need for — cooperation with other entities. LinuxWorld Government Day is the ideal place to bring colleagues together to learn from one another and forge mutually beneficial relationships."

Qualified members of the public sector can register for free at https://register.rcsreg.com/regos-1.0/linuxbos2006/ga/index2.html.

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 http://www.linuxworldexpo.com, or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Ellen Boland at (508) 988-7830 or ellen_boland@idg.com or Christian Montminy at (508) 424-4852 or christian_montminy@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (http://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. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), GridWorld(TM), OSBC(R), Digital ID World(R), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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