The Future of Open Source to Be Discussed at InfoWorld’s OSBC 2009 in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 21, 2009 – Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), the premier event for open source software and business, will be held March 24-25, 2009 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Produced by InfoWorld, OSBC is the industry's forum for senior business leaders, C-level technical strategists, lawyers and venture capitalists to collaborate on emerging business models, strategies and profitability through open source.

OSBC 2009 will tackle the biggest issue in open source today: "Open Sourcing the Enterprise." Over the course of two days, top IT executive keynotes will preview the future of open source by revealing how it is already being used by the industry's top enterprises and vendors to push the envelope on innovation while coming in under budget.

OSBC 2009 topics will include:

— Open Sourcing the Enterprise for the CIO/CTO

— Open Sourcing the Enterprise for the CEO/CMO

— Open Sourcing the Enterprise for the General Counsel

— Open Sourcing the Enterprise: Products & Services

For more information or to register for InfoWorld's OSBC 2009, visit http://www.OSBC.com.

To register as press, please contact Sarah Thomas at 781-404-2427 or send an email request to sthomas@topazpartners.com. Journalists who can present valid press credentials will receive complimentary press registrations.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mike Dutton, Sponsorship Sales, InfoWorld at 801-358-4231 or mike_dutton@infoworld.com.

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT solutions management choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for 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, 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 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.

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