LinuxWorld Names Finalists For Open Source Product Excellence Awards

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JANUARY 16, 2003 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, today announced finalists for the LinuxWorld Open Source Product Excellence Awards, to be presented at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo next week. Sponsored by OSDN and presented in conjunction with the UniForum Association, the Open Source Product Excellence Awards recognize Open Source product and service innovations by LinuxWorld exhibitors.


LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and Open Source solutions, will take place January 21-24, 2003 at New York City's Javits Center. The Open Source Product Excellence Awards will be presented in a ceremony held on the LinuxWorld show floor on Wednesday, January 22 at 4:30 p.m.

The Open Source Product Excellence Awards are divided into ten product categories, representing major areas of innovation in the Linux and Open Source community. For the first time this year, Awards will be presented to the Best Front Office Solution, Best Cluster Solution and Best Sys Admin Tools.

Finalists include:

Best Network/Server Application

Computer Associates – Unicenter Management Portal

IBM – WebSphere Portal

JBoss – 3.0 Series

SuSE – Linux OpenExchange Server

Vision Solutions – ORION

Best Developer Tools

Active State – Komodo

APPX – 4.1.2

Bugopolis – Bug Station

IBM – Websphere Studio Appl. Developer V.5

LTrix – lice

Best Data Storage Solution

Computer Associates – BrightStor ARCserve Backup

IBM – Tivoli Storage Mgr

Novell – iFolder

Sistina – LVM 2.0

Storix – Backup

Best System Integration Software

Astaro – Security

BISIL North America Inc. – Enj-Ports

Computer Associates – Clever Path Aion

IBM – zSeries, Blue Ice, with DB2

Microsoft – Services for Unix 3.0

Voicetronix – OpenWiz

Best Security Solution

Astaro – Security Linux Version 3

Computer Associates – e-Trust Antivirus v7

Cylant – Secure 2.1

IBM – Tivoli Access Mgr

Best Open Source Project

Eclipse – R2.1

Ephibian, Inc. – dot.che

JBoss – 3.0

OpenOffice – 1.0

Vovida – Vocal 1.4.0

Ximian – Mono

Best Front Office Solution

ABAS – erp

IBM – WebSphere Portal for multi platforms