VANCOUVER, British Columbia – October 11, 2000 – ActivePerl 5.6, ActiveState's free binary distribution of Perl, has been selected for consideration for a Web Tools Award. The Web Tools Awards recognize the most innovative proprietary and open source products used in every stage of the Web development and maintenance process: strategy, design, programming, and infrastructure. Have your voice heard and vote for ActivePerl in their Readers' Choice awards. Poll closes on October 20. More details are available at WebTechniques. ActivePerl 5.6 is ActiveState's value added, binary distribution of Perl for the Linux, Solaris, and Windows operating systems, which is now faster, easier to install and offers more support for Web developers. WebTechniques is dedicated to providing solutions that empower Internet professionals, giving them the resources to turn Internet strategies into reality. Their coverage of programming is focused on technology and techniques, which serve as robust solutions for creating enterprise-strength applications.