From: SCO Information <i...@sco.com>
Subject: Caldera completes acquisition of two SCO divisions
Organization: The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
Date: Mon, 7 May 2001 22:01:56 GMT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Only Contact:
Caldera International, Inc.
Phone: (801) 765-4999
Fax: (801) 765-1313
CALDERA COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF TWO SCO DIVISIONS;
BECOMES LARGEST LINUX COMPANY IN THE WORLD WITH GLOBAL SERVICES/SUPPORT
Positions Scalable Linux on UNIX as the Alternative Business Platform
OREM, UT May 7, 2001
Caldera Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD) today announced
its completion of the acquisition of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. (SCO)
(Nasdaq: SCOC) Server Software and Professional Services divisions,
UnixWare and OpenServer technologies. Caldera International, Inc., thus
becomes the largest Linux company in the world with sales, support and
marketing representation in 82 countries. In addition, Caldera now leads
the world's largest Linux channel with 15,000+ resellers worldwide.
Application and hardware solution providers will now have a single Linux
company that can facilitate the marketing and delivery of these business
solutions to all major markets globally.
"The goal of Caldera International is to make Linux on industry standard
hardware the alternative business platform," said Ransom Love, CEO of
Caldera International. "With the completion of this acquisition, Caldera
will be the only company to offer a standard unified platform that allows
Linux applications to scale to the enterprise utilizing the power, maturity
and stability of UNIX. It's a first..."
Caldera's "Unifying UNIX with Linux for business" strategy unifies:
1. The existing UNIX business channel with Linux
2. The large, robust UNIX applications base with Linux
3. The largest existing UNIX customer base in the world with Linux.
Industry leaders have caught Caldera's vision and are leveraging Caldera's
unified UNIX and Linux technologies and products to meet their own end user
and data center needs.
Caldera Completes Acquisition of SCO Divisions
"Caldera's acquisition of SCO's Server Software and Professional Services
divisions significantly expands my ability to service customers," said
Quentin Krengel, president of Krengel Technology, Inc., Minneapolis,
MN. "The new company offers greater product, support and services. I'm
pleased that the reseller channel is going to play a central role in the
success of Caldera International."
Caldera will focus on three main business lines to meet the needs of
small-to-medium size businesses, replicated sites, data centers and the
departmental needs of the enterprise.
7 Development Products: OpenLinux Workstation 3.1, Development
tools, Professional Services, Standards Based
7 Deployment Products: Open UNIX, eServer, OpenServer, OpenLinux Server
7 Management Products: Caldera Volution, Volution Online
Caldera's "Unifying UNIX with Linux for business" strategy is validated by
their existing customers and partners including *Compaq, Sun, Computer
Associates, IBM, Fujitsu, Fujitsu-Siemens, Novell, Sybase, Informix and HON
Caldera Global Services and Support
Caldera International support centers are located in North America, Europe
and the Pacific Rim and are staffed by highly skilled technical support
engineers. Caldera Global Support offers 24x7 enterprise and local language
support with a broad portfolio of options customized to meet the needs of
partners and end users.
In addition, Caldera's Global Professional Services will assist customers
in developing and deploying unified UNIX and Linux solutions through
consulting and custom engineering services. For more information please
For more industry quotes, please visit
Caldera International, Inc.
Caldera International (Nasdaq: CALD) is the leader in "Unifying UNIX with
Linux for Business." Caldera was the first to create the "Develop-on,
Deploy-on, Manage" strategy for Linux-based clients and servers. Based in
Orem, UT, Caldera has representation in 82 countries and has 15,000+
resellers worldwide. For more information on Caldera products and services,
The Santa Cruz Operation is a registered trademark of Tarantella, Inc. in
the USA and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open
Group in the US and other countries. Caldera, SCO, and SCO OpenServer are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Caldera Systems, Inc. or Caldera
International, Inc. in the US and other countries. Linux is a registered
trademark of Linus Torvalds in the US and other countries. All other
products, services, and companies, are trademarks, registered trademarks or
servicemarks of their respective owners in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Caldera and "Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business" are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Caldera Systems, Inc. All other products,
services, companies, events and publications are trademarks, registered
trademarks or servicemarks of their respective owners in the U.S. and/or
IBM, the e-business logo, ThinkPad and xSeries are trademarks of IBM
Corporation or its wholly owned subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other
NonStop is a registered trademark of Compaq Computer Corporation.
LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and
Forward Looking Statements
The statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that
involve risks and uncertainties. The Company wishes to advise readers that
a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ
materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Those factors
include the failure of the products described above to operate as designed
due to incompatibility with some platforms or other defects; our reliance
on developers in the open source community; new and changing technologies
and customer acceptance of those technologies; the Company's ability to
compete effectively with other companies; failure of our brand to achieve
the broad recognition necessary to succeed; unenforceability of the GNU
general public license; our reliance on third party developers of
components of our software offerings; claims of infringement of third-party
intellectual property rights; and disruption in the Company's distribution
sales channel. These and other factors, which could cause actual results to
differ materially, are also discussed in the Company's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Form 10-Q.
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