Sales VP Brings More Than Eight Years Industry Experience to Open Source
OREM, UT-January 31, 2001- Caldera Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD), the
in "Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business" and a key sponsor of Linux
International (LI) and the Linux Professional Institute (LPI), announced
today the hiring of Julie Thornton to work with LI and LPI. LI is the
of the Linux industry. With the help of sponsors like Caldera Systems,
provides professional certification to the Linux community.
Thornton, a sales and marketing professional with more than eight years
experience in the computer industry, will serve as marketing director for
and LPI. Throughout her career, Thornton has focused on helping UNIX and
Linux businesses enhance their marketing and advertising effectiveness.
"Thornton is the right person at the right time to assume this position,"
said John H. Terpstra, vice president of technology and open source
for Caldera Systems. "Caldera's role in her appointment indicates our
dedication to organizational activities that ensure the well-being of
in the corporate space. We recognize Thornton's combined open source and
marketing background and have strategically selected her to help bridge
gap between the open source and business communities."
"Working with Caldera is an extraordinary opportunity for me to contribute
to the advancement of global Linux market share through contribution to
of the leading open source initiatives," said Thornton. "Caldera is a
visionary leader in the open source community, and I feel that LI and LPI
are programs which offer tremendous value to the growth of Linux."
Prior to LI, Thornton served as vice president of sales at LinuxMall.com
as national sales manager of a CMP publication. She has also been a member
of the LI http://www.li.org
Board of Directors and a participant in the
Caldera Systems, Inc.
Caldera Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD) is a "Linux for Business" technology
leader in developing and marketing successful Linux-based business
solutions, including its award-winning OpenLinux, NetWare for Linux, Linux
technical training, certification and support-with free 30-day phone
and on-site consulting. Caldera OpenLearning Providers offer exceptional
distribution-neutral Linux training and certification based on Linux
Professional Institute (LPI() certification standards. Caldera Systems
supports the open source community and is a leader in, and advocate of,
Linux Standard Base (LSB() and LPI(.
Caldera, Inc. was co-founded in 1994 by Ransom Love. Caldera Systems, Inc.
was founded by Ransom Love in 1998 to develop Linux-based business
solutions. Based in Orem, UT, Caldera Systems has offices and 1000+
resellers worldwide. For more information, see www.calderasystems.com or
the US call 888-GO-Linux (888-465-4689).
About Linux International and the Linux Professional Institute
LI is a non-profit organization based in the United States. It
information about Linux and how Linux benefits business and personal
reserves places at major computer expos, and handles donations for
programmers who need money to test applications. LPI focuses on creating
community-based, vendor-neutral certification process aimed at providing
Linux certification. Caldera has been a member of LI since August 1995
is a charter platinum sponsor of LPI.
Caldera is a registered trademark of Caldera Systems, Inc. All other
products, services, companies, events and publications are trademarks,
registered trademarks or servicemarks of their respective owners in the
and/or other countries.
LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
Forward Looking Statements
The statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that
involve risks and uncertainties. The Company wishes to advise readers
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
developers in the open source community; new and changing technologies and
customer acceptance of those technologies; the Company's ability to
effectively with other companies; failure of our brand to achieve the
recognition necessary to succeed; unenforceability of the GNU general
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
These and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ
materially, are also discussed in the Company's filings with the
and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Form 10-Q.
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