Each year, InfoWorld's Bossies recognize the best open source software for business, from small offices to large enterprises. Open source software has established itself as a cornerstone of modern business computing, and the open source community is arguably the greatest driver of innovation in software today.

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Read about the 2012 InfoWorld Bossie winners

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Note that companies named as an InfoWorld Bossie Award winner may be referenced in press outreach to publicize the awards and InfoWorld's content about the awards. InfoWorld will not disclose proprietary corporate information, but it may highlight information included by your organization in the original InfoWorld Bossie Awards content.

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Parties given permission to use the InfoWorld Bossie logotype must adhere to the following rules:

  • The logotype may not be altered in any manner, including size, proportions, colors, elements, type, or in any other respect. You may not animate, morph, or otherwise distort its perspective or dimensional appearance.
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Obtaining a Quote from InfoWorld

If your company wishes to include a quote attributed to an InfoWorld spokesperson, please use the following quote to reinforce InfoWorld Bossie key messages. Modified versions of this quote are subject to approval from InfoWorld. All quotes should be attributed to Doug Dineley, Executive Editor/Test Center, InfoWorld.

“InfoWorld's 2012 Bossie Award winners show that open source is competitive in virtually every software category you can think of. Among our 120 winners you'll find not just the best open source projects, but some of the best software period, among business applications, desktop applications, application development tools, databases, networking software, security software, and data center and cloud software.”

References to InfoWorld and the InfoWorld Bossie Awards

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  • The full feature name is the InfoWorld Bossie Awards
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  • On first reference, list the publication as "IDG's InfoWorld." InfoWorld as a stand-alone name may be used after the first reference.
  • If a subsidiary of an organization is included in the rankings, press releases or marketing material should specify that the unit -- not the parent organization -- received the award. If the parent unit is cited, the name of the subsidiary unit should be more prominent in placement, size, and usage than that of the parent unit.

The following approved InfoWorld corporate boilerplate and short InfoWorld Bossie Awards description may be used, where appropriate, in press releases referencing inclusion in the InfoWorld Bossies feature.

Description of InfoWorld Bossie Awards

Companies around the world rely on technology to enable and enhance their business operations and deliver on their business strategies. The InfoWorld Bossie Awards recognize each year the best business-oriented open source software products.

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