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From: (Monika Laud)
Subject: UNIX Unbound!
Date: 1996/08/22
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SCO Provides FREE UNIX System Licenses To Students, Educators and UNIX
Enthusiasts Around The World

SCO Forum96, Santa Cruz, CA (August 19, 1996) -- In a move that empowers
students, educators and UNIX system enthusiasts with free access to the
worlds most popular business computing environment, SCO today announced
plans to provide a free license to use its popular UNIX systems,
including SCO OpenServer and SCO UnixWare, to anyone in the world who
wants to use them for educational and non-commercial use to enable the
evaluation and understanding of UNIX systems.  The bold move has
far-reaching implications for the future of the UNIX platform and marks
the stunning public debut of SCOs stewardship of the UNIX system.  It
also represents the first time in more than 20 years that the owner of
UNIX technology has provided the operating system free of charge to the

Alok Mohan, SCOs president and CEO, said, "This is only the second time
in UNIXs 25-year history that the owner of the technology has made this
offer.  The last time this happened, a $60-billion-dollar industry was
born."  The UNIX system was in its infancy when AT&T Bell Labs gave it
away for free to colleges and universities to help with research and
development projects.  Soon, thousands of students were learning to
program on UNIX systems.  After graduation, they took that knowledge
into the corporate world, building a $60-billion-dollar industry.  The
legacy of AT&Ts gift to universities includes the Internet, the World
Wide Web, multiprocessing, and much more.  Today, the UNIX system is the
software engine that processes trillions of dollars of business
transactions around the world.

"SCO believes it is time to return the favor," said Mohan, "and deliver
the result of more than 20 years of technical innovation back to
educators and students worldwide.  With the explosive growth of the
Internet and the breadth of development tools for UNIX systems available
today, one can only imagine what this new generation will do with this
open operating system platform."

What the Students Will Get

The availability of free UNIX system licenses begins with SCO OpenServer
license, followed closely by a free SCO UnixWare license.  The initial
availability of a free SCO OpenServer license provides UNIX system
enthusiasts with access to a high-end, commercial quality UNIX product
that would normally be out of reach due to price constraints.  Students,
as well as professionals who use the UNIX system at work, now have an
affordable means of running the UNIX platform at home, enabling them to
create a home BBS or web site.

Whats In Free SCO OpenServer?

With a Free SCO OpenServer license, users interested in UNIX technology
have access to a fully functional, single user version of the SCO
OpenServer Desktop System, which includes SCO Doctor Lite, and SCO
ARCserve/Open Lite from Cheyenne, and the SCO OpenServer Development
System.  The SCO OpenServer Desktop is an advanced, single user UNIX
operating system that delivers RISC workstation capabilities and
performance on cost-effective Intel architecture platforms.  The Desktop
System integrates a powerful 32-bit, multitasking, X/Open UNIX system
compliant operating system with networking, graphics, and Internet
facilities.  The Development System includes a set of state-of-the-art C
compilers, debuggers, application programming interfaces, and libraries
for developing applications.

How to Get It

Free SCO OpenServer license can be ordered and licensed via the
Internet.  To place a media order or acquire a license to use the
software, go to:  Free SCO OpenServer is
licensed for educational and non-commercial use.  The license is free
of charge.  The product media, if desired, costs $19.

About SCO

SCO is the worlds leading supplier of UNIX server operating systems, and
a leading provider of client-integration software that integrates
Windows PCs and other clients with UNIX servers from all major vendors.
SCO Business Critical UNIX Servers run the critical, day-to-day
operations of large branch organizations in retail, finance, telecom,
and government, as well as corporate departments and small to
medium-sized businesses of every kind.  SCO sells and supports its
products through a worldwide network of distributors, resellers, systems
integrators, and OEMs.  For more information, see SCOs WWW home page at:

# # # 

SCO, The Santa Cruz Operation, the SCO logo, SCO OpenServer, SCO
UnixWare, and SCO Doctor are trademarks or registered trademarks of The
Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.  in the USA and other countries.  UNIX is a
registered trademark in the United States an other countries, licensed
exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.  Cheyenne and ARCserve are
registered trademarks of Cheyenne Software, Inc.  All other brand or
product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify
products or services of, their respective owners.

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		       SCO Files Lawsuit Against IBM

March 7, 2003 - The SCO Group filed legal action against IBM in the State 
Court of Utah for trade secrets misappropriation, tortious interference, 
unfair competition and breach of contract. The complaint alleges that IBM 
made concentrated efforts to improperly destroy the economic value of 
UNIX, particularly UNIX on Intel, to benefit IBM's Linux services 
business. See SCO v IBM.

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