The SCO Group Announces Signing of Intellectual Property Compliance License for SCO UNIX Rights

Fortune 500 Licensee Acquires SCO UNIX License for Concurrent Run-Time Use of Linux

LINDON, Utah, Aug 11, 2003 -- The SCO® Group (SCO)(Nasdaq: SCOX) today announced the signing of its first Intellectual Property Compliance License for SCO UNIX® Rights. This announcement comes less than a week after the commencement of the SCO IP License for Linux program. Terms of the deal and the Fortune 500 company name were not disclosed based on confidentiality provisions of the agreement, but a license was purchased for each of the Linux servers running their business.

"We've had more than 300 companies in the first four business days of this program contact SCO to inquire about SCO's Intellectual Property License for Linux," said Chris Sontag, senior vice president and general manager, SCOsource, SCO's software licensing division. "This Fortune 500 company recognizes the importance of paying for SCO's intellectual property that is found in Linux and can now run Linux in their environment under a legitimate license from SCO. We anticipate this being the first of many licensees that will properly compensate SCO for our intellectual property. After having initiated the program last week, we are very pleased with the licensing interest to date."

For more information on the SCO Intellectual Property License for Linux, contact SCO by calling (800) 726-8649 or visit the SCO Web site at