Open Source Achievements Rewarded At LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 1, 2002 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, has announced the winners of a number of desirable awards recognizing achievements by the Open Source community at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, held this week at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.


On January 31st, IDG World Expo presented the Open Source Product Excellence Awards in conjunction with the UniForum Association. The following awards were presented on January 31st in recognition of outstanding open source products and services:

Best Developer Tools

Borland: Kylix 2

Best Network/Server Application

TurboLinux: Powercockpit

Best Embedded Linux Solutions

MontaVista Software: MontaVista Hard Hat Linux 2.0

Best Open Source Project

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

Best Productivity Application

Computer Associates: Unicenter AutoSys Job Management 4.0

Best System Integration Solution

Computer Associates: Unicenter Network & System Management

Best of Show

Computer Associates: Unicenter Network & System Management

"The awards presented to these deserving companies at LinuxWorld honor not only the dedication and passion of some very talented people, but also pay tribute to the tangible advancement of Open Source technology," said Charlie Greco, president and CEO, IDG World Expo. "As the cornerstone event for the Open Source community, LinuxWorld offers the perfect opportunity for these companies and individuals to share their innovations and continued success with their peers."

On January 30th the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) was awarded the IDG/Linus Torvalds Community Award, following the opening keynote presentation by Carly Fiorina, chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Company. The award recognizes EFF's exceptional commitment to Open Source, and contributes $25,000 to the Foundation to support its efforts.

"EFF has tried to educate the open source community about the free speech implications of their work and the threats to that work through bad intellectual property laws," said EFF Executive Director Shari Steele. "We have fought to protect open source in the courts. We are honored to be recognized for our hard work by this prestigious award."

Also at LinuxWorld this week, the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) presented its Enterprise Achievement Award to Andrew James Tridgell, an Australian software developer and the creator of Samba. The OSDL awarded the $25,000 cash prize to Tridgell in recognition of his work on Samba, the widely deployed SMB file and print server for Unix and Unix-like systems. Tim Witham, OSDL lab director, presented the award to Tridgell following the keynote presentation by IBM's William Zeitler on January 30th.

"This is a classic example of how a developer can start something on his or her own time, and wind up making computing better for everyone," said Witham.

The next LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will take place at San Francisco's Moscone Center, August 12-15, 2002.

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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