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From: Howard Fried <how...@sco.COM>
Date: 1996/10/09
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Free SCO OpenServer Licensed By Thousands, Free* SCO UnixWare on the 
Horizon, and Low-Cost Educational Source Code Licenses Planned 

SANTA CRUZ, CA (October 8, 1996) -- The mania continues around Free UNIX 
licenses as SCO (NASDAQ:SCOC) today announced the quantity of Free SCO 
OpenServer licenses are far ahead of expectations since the company's 
original announcement during SCO Forum96 in August. The company also 
announced two new programs -- the availability of Free SCO UnixWare 
licenses in January 1997, and low-cost, source code licenses for the SCO 
UnixWare operating system exclusively for universities and other 
educational institutions. 

In the seven weeks since SCO Forum96, SCO has processed over 8,000 Free 
SCO OpenServer licenses, surpassing original expectations. The 
demographics of licensees indicate a large number of students and 
technical home users are taking advantage of this offer. To gauge the 
responses from licensees, SCO included a comment box in the on-line 
licensing form that have been filled with gushing remarks, like, "This 
is the most fantastic thing 'any' UNIX vendor has ever offered!" and "At 
last, REAL UNIX becomes free!" 

"We thought this over for quite some time and decided to just move 
forward, knowing that this bold move would have a positive impact in the 
industry," said Scott McGregor, SCO's senior vice president, Products. 
"To say we're pleased is an understatement. We wanted to get SCO 
OpenServer into the hands of students and home users who will experiment 
with it, develop on it, and bring a new level of interest to UNIX. Well, 
it's happening. Now we are solidifying our stewardship of UNIX by 
offering educational source code licenses and Free SCO UnixWare 
licenses. It's our belief that the thousands who acquire these licenses 
will benefit from better understanding the technology that laid the 
foundation for the Internet, Business Critical computing, and 
heterogeneous computing -- three of the most important computing models 
of today."

The sector seeing the most significant benefits from Free SCO OpenServer 
is the educational community. Mary Anne Saunders, Ed.D., Associate 
Professor and Director of the Center for International Training and 
Education at George Washington University sees this offer to students as 
being vital to advancing the UNIX program and expanding the interest in 
the UNIX system. 

"We have been a part of SCOs University Seeding Program for quite some 
time and have experienced a great demand for UNIX operators, but have 
been limited by class space, time and money," said Saunders. "Now with 
Free SCO OpenServer, our students can take the product home, freeing up 
lab time and allowing our classes to support more students, while 
accelerating their learning, and broadening the appeal and understanding 
of UNIX systems. And all of this at a price universities and educational 
institutions all over the world can afford. This is fantastic!"

According to Dr. Alexander J. Annala, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, at 
the University College London, "I applaud SCO's decision to make a 
commercial quality UNIX system and set of development tools available 
without charge to individuals and academic institutions. Traditionally, 
the gift of high technology products to academic institutions tends to 
foster creativity and innovation, often leading to new discoveries and 
rapid advances in technology. In line with this tradition, I anticipate 
Free SCO OpenServer will spark the imagination of our students, support 
the emergence of new technologies, and make a lasting contribution to 
the information infrastructure of our schools." 

Free SCO UnixWare and Low -Cost Educational Source Code Licenses
With the announcement of Free SCO OpenServer licenses at SCO Forum96 in 
August, SCO also promised free licenses of SCO's enterprise-class 
operating system, SCO UnixWare. The promise will be delivered in January 
of 1997 as SCO will make free licenses available from its Web site. 
Licenses are available for educational and non-commercial to be used for 
evaluation purposes or to set up a Web server.

In addition to the Free UnixWare product, SCO also plans to offer 
educational institutions low-cost, source code licenses for the SCO 
UnixWare operating system. This will provide a unique opportunity for 
computer science faculty and students to explore and better understand 
the internal operation and architecture of UNIX technology. The source 
code is restricted to educational institutions and is limited to uses 
directly related to teaching and degree granting programs. Eligible 
educational institutions can license the source product directly from 
SCO for $5,000. For more information please contact the SCO University 
Seeding Program by sending an email to

How Do I Get Free SCO OpenServer Today?
To register for a Free SCO OpenServer license and to order the media 
over the Web, go to: Free SCO OpenServer 
is licensed for educational and non-commercial use for purposes of 
evaluating and better understanding the UNIX operating system. The 
license is free, and product media, if needed, costs $19.

About SCO
SCO is the world's leading supplier of UNIX server and host 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 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 
additional corporate and product information, see SCO's home page on the 
World Wide Web: 

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

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