Winners of Open Source Product Excellence Awards Announced at LinuxWorld

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – AUGUST 15, 2002 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, today announced the winners of the Open Source Product Excellence Awards at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, held this week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

 

IDG World Expo presented the Open Source Product Excellence Awards in conjunction with the UniForum Association. The awards recognize Open Source product and service innovations offered by LinuxWorld exhibitors, which include some of the world's leading ISVs, OEMs, service providers and developers.

"The judges had a difficult time winnowing the list of finalists down to one winner in each category," said UniForum Association President Alan Fedder. "As usual, many terrific products did not make the final cut, but nonetheless are outstanding products. They are all winners."

The following products were recognized in an award ceremony on the LinuxWorld show floor:

Best Developer Tools

Computer Associates: AllFusion Harvest Change Manager

Best Security Solution

Cylant: CylantSecure 2.0

Best Network/Server Application

IBM: WebSphere Commerce 5.4

Best Storage Solution

Computer Associates: BrightStor Enterprise Backup

Best Embedde3d Solution

Trolltech: Qt/Embedded Best Open Source Project

Hewlett Packard: Open SSI

Best Desktop Office Solution

Codeweavers: CrossOver Office

Best System Integration Solution

Computer Associates: CleverPath Portal

Best Productivity Application

Eon: eQueue

Best of Show

Borland: Kylix

"It's great to see continued innovation in Linux and Open Source, and LinuxWorld is the ideal platform to recognize these companies and products," said IDG World Expo President and CEO Charlie Greco.

The next LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will take place January 21-24, 2003 at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. For registration information or to exhibit at LinuxWorld, visit http://www.linuxworldexpo.com.

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 www.linuxworldexpo.com, or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Frank Netherwood (A-K) at (508) 424-4860 or Frank_Netherwood@idg.com or John Yurewicz (L-Z) at (508) 424-4852 or John_Yurewicz@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces IT-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. 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 and COMNET Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.), which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at www.idg.com