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IDG’s InfoWorld Names the Winners of the Best of Open Source Software for 2007

InfoWorld’s Bossies Recognize the Best of Open Source Software for Business

September 11, 2007; 03:06 AM

SAN FRANCISCO--IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT Solutions Management, today announced the winners of the Bossie Awards, an innovative recognition program focused on the best of open source software. Full results are available at http://www.infoworld.com/archives/t.jsp?N=s&V=91650

The InfoWorld Test Centers central mission has always been to identify the most promising and cost-effective solutions available to IT organizations. Increasingly, those solutions come from the open source camp. The time has come to formally acknowledge this fact, and to give credit to the developers and community that made it happen. InfoWorld selected those businesses that exemplified innovation, functionality, ease of use, implementation, and a proven track record in serving the needs of todays businesses.

Open Source Software has moved into the mainstream, said Steve Fox, Editor in Chief at InfoWorld. InfoWorld's inaugural Bossie Award winners represent mature, flexible, and reliable solutions that increasingly define the segment.

This Year's InfoWorld Bossie Award Recipients (listed alphabetically)

Best of open source applications
Alfresco Community Release, Content management
Jabber, IM server
Liferay Portal, Enterprise portal
Openbravo, Enterprise resource planning
Scalix Community Edition, Mail and collaboration
Sugar Community Edition, Customer relationship management

Best of open source platforms and middleware
Apache, Web server
CentOS, Server operating system
JBoss Seam, Application server
Mule, Enterprise service bus
MySQL, Database
Ubuntu Desktop Edition, Client operating system
Xen, Server virtualization

Best of open source in software development
Cruise Control, Continuous integration
JBoss Drools, Business rule management system
NetBeans, Enterprise IDE
OpenLaszlo, Rich Internet application framework
Tibco General Interface, Ajax toolkit

Best of open source in networking
Asterisk, VoIP telephony
Azureus Vuze, Streaming media
Kismet, Wireless network sniffer
Open Directory, Directory server
Wireshark, Network protocol analyzer

Best of open source in storage
AoE, SAN transport protocol
FreeNAS, NAS server
Iometer, Block I/O benchmarking
Iozone, File I/O benchmarking
ZFS, File system

Best of open source in security
ClamAV, Anti-virus
IPCop, Firewall
Nessus, Network vulnerability scanner
SELinux, Application firewall
Snort, Network intrusion prevention
Spamassassin, Anti-spam

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT solutions management choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for maximum business impact at their organizations. Rather than merely covering the enterprise technology market, InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, social media, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com.

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com.

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