November 20, 2001

Nominate your favorite for LinuxWorld Open Source awards

Author: JT Smith

"IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class
tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, announced today that it is now accepting submissions for
the semi-annual Open Source Product Excellence Awards, to be presented at the upcoming LinuxWorld Conference
& Expo. The awards will recognize the most innovative Open Source products and services at LinuxWorld, which
is scheduled for January 29 - February 1, 2002 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City."
The Open Source Product Excellence Awards are presented in conjunction with UniForum, a vendor-neutral
association that advocates the practices and benefits of open technologies and related hardware, software,
applications and standards. UniForum and IDG World Expo will present awards for Best Developer Tools, Best
Network/Server Application, Best Embedded Linux Solutions, Best Open Source Project, Best Productivity
Application, Best System Integration Solution, and Best of Show. 
By highlighting innovative products and services, the Open Source Product Excellence Awards will help
LinuxWorld attendees identify new, cost-effective solutions for their businesses. For exhibitors, the awards
are an opportunity to obtain significant, valuable exposure for their Open Source solutions, at the event as
well as beyond. 
Award winners at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo/San Francisco 2001 included Best of Show: IBM, eServer iSeries;
Best Developer Tools: NuSphere Corporation, Pro; Best Network/Server Application: Sistina, Global File
Systems Storage Clusters; Best Embedded Linux Solutions: Trolltech: Best Open Source Project; K Desktop
Environment, KDE 2.2; Best Productivity Application: Red Hat, Inc., Red Hat DB; and Best System Integration
Solution: Linux NetworX, ICE Cluster. 

"The Open Source Product Excellence Awards offer a substantial opportunity for LinuxWorld exhibitors who want
to get their products and services noticed," said Rob Scheschareg, vice president of sales, marketing and
business development, IDG World Expo. "Our judges are careful in their selection of the most innovative
solutions at the show, and both finalists and winners often find that the award helps to significantly
endorse and reinforce their company's brand." 

IDG World Expo encourages LinuxWorld exhibitors to submit their innovative Open Source products and services
on the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site, The deadline for submissions is
December 17, 2002. A panel of judges will select finalists for each award prior to the event, and award
winners will be announced on the show floor on Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 4 p.m. 

     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 Colin Brown (A-Ib) at (508) 424-4851
or or Beverly Griffith (Ic-Z) at (508) 424-4852 or
     About IDG World Expo
     IDG World Expo ( produces world-class tradeshows,
conferences, and events for emerging IT markets. 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, COMNET Conference & Expo and
COMNET Wireless Conference & Expo - both of which feature Enterprise
Application Summit and ESPWorld. 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 (, which comprises more than 300 targeted Web sites in 70
countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events
worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries
worldwide. Company information is available at
CONTACT: IDG World Expo MS&L/Boston Beth Wickenhiser Christina Guilbert (508) 424-4855 (617) 437-7722 ext.
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