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TIBCO General Interface Named a Winner in InfoWorld's Best of Open Source Software Awards
Sep 19, 2007 (08:09 AM EDT)


PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TIBCO Software Inc. today announced that IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT Solutions Management, has honored the company with a 2007 Bossie Award, selecting TIBCO General Interface(TM) as the best open source Ajax toolkit in the Software Development category. TIBCO General Interface outshined other key players in the space, including Microsoft's and Google's offerings.

InfoWorld Test Center Chief Technologist Tom Yager commented on TIBCO General Interface in the Bossie special report published on September 10, 2007, stating: "This gold standard among Ajax toolkits is unexpected generosity from a middleware titan. It is unquestionably worth charging for, and yet it's not only free, it's open sourced under the extraordinarily liberal BSD license."

Available through an open source licensing option, TIBCO General Interface allows users to quickly develop sophisticated Web applications that run in a standard Web browser without plug-ins, Active-X controls, Java applets or client-side software installation, yet provide the rich features of desktop-style user interfaces. With more than 100 ready-made Ajax components out-of-the-box, hundreds more functions, as well as an easy-to-use visual layout, data management and communication tools, TIBCO General Interface enables solution developers of any scale to create solutions with extraordinary speed.

"We saw tremendous potential in TIBCO General Interface back before Ajax even became vernacular to the developer community," said Jeff Kristick, vice president, Product Marketing, TIBCO. "To ensure its wide-spread industry adoption and success we wanted to remove all barriers to access and open sourcing the software seemed like the best approach. The recent ten-fold increase in downloads for TIBCO General Interface and numerous accolades in the past year continue to reinforce that we made the right decision. We are honored to have been named a Bossie Award winner."

"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."

Introduced this year, the Bossies recognize the Best Open Source Software available for the enterprise. InfoWorld selected those businesses that exemplified innovation, functionality, ease of use, implementation, and a proven track record in serving the needs of today's businesses. Full results are available at: http://www.infoworld.com/bossies

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 .

About TIBCO

TIBCO Software Inc. http://www.tibco.com provides enterprise software that helps companies achieve service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) success. With over 3,000 customers, TIBCO has given leading organizations around the world better awareness and agility-what TIBCO calls The Power of Now(R). To learn more, contact TIBCO at +1 650-846-1000 or on the Web at .

TIBCO, The Power of Now, TIBCO General Interface, and TIBCO Software are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

CONTACT: Jenna Kuhl of TIBCO Software Inc., +1-650-846-5396, jkuhl@tibco.com; or Bill Bourdon of Bateman Group, +1-415-602-1491,, for TIBCO Software Inc.

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