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LinuxPR: LinuxWorld To Recognize Achievements In Open Source

Aug 25, 2001, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
"IDG World Expo announced today that the upcoming LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will feature four separate award programs to recognize achievements by the open source community. Both the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) and Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) will join IDG World Expo to present awards at the event, which is the world's largest gathering of the open source community. Winners will be announced at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, held August 26-30, 2001 at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center.

The $25,000 IDG/Linus Torvalds Community Award will be presented to an association, organization, or individual that has shown exceptional dedication to the open source movement. This award will be presented by Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, immediately following the morning keynote presentation on Wednesday, August 29, 2001.

IDG World Expo will also present the Open Source Product Excellence Awards in conjunction with the UniForum Association. The Open Source Product Excellence Awards will recognize open source product and service innovations offered by exhibitors, and will be presented at Booth #1581 on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 2:00 p.m.

"The open source community thrives on recognizing the innovation of its members," said Rob Scheschareg, vice president of sales, marketing and product development for IDG World Expo. "LinuxWorld is packed with award opportunities for both companies and independent developers. Winners not only benefit from the marketing exposure that results, but also from the peer-to-peer recognition that is so valuable among members of this community."

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