New Company First to Unify UNIX (r) with Linux (r) for Business and
Develop-on, Deploy-on, Management Product Roadmap
CeBIT, Hanover, Germany - March 26, 2001 - Caldera Systems, Inc.
CALD) today announced the debut of Caldera International, the name of
new company after the completion of the acquisition of The Santa Cruz
Operation, Inc. (SCO) (Nasdaq: SCOC) Server Software and Professional
Services divisions by Caldera Systems, Inc. expected the second calendar
As reflected in the Caldera mission statement, the new Caldera
will focus on three distinct areas, "...to help all businesses and
interested in developing, deploying and managing Linux and unified UNIX
platforms." The new company will provide unified UNIX and Linux products
Intel architecture with global sales, services, support and training to
companies of any size.
"The goal of Caldera Systems from its inception was to make Linux the
alternative business platform in the industry," said Ransom Love,
and CEO of Caldera Systems. "To achieve this goal we knew we needed a
comprehensive Develop on, Deploy on and Manage strategy - a strategy
some Linux companies are now trying to brand as their own. Over the last
seven months, since announcing our intent to acquire SCO's server and
professional services divisions, we have worked to jointly develop and
deploy integrated products and solutions that allow us to unify UNIX
Linux to provide this alternative platform. Today, we are proud to
"As a leading Linux for Business company, Caldera has significantly
its industry position in a short period of time," said George Paolini,
president of technology evangelism and marketing, Sun Microsystems.
company has substantially contributed to the advancement of the powerful
union of Java technology and Linux and brought its rich experience in
developing open source solutions to the broad developer community
such programs as the Java Community Process (JCP)(SM). Unifying UNIX
its Linux for Business focus makes for a solid foundation on which the
Caldera International will be built."
"Novell( stands behind the new Caldera International," said Blake
Modersitzki, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances for Novell, the
leading provider of Net services software. "Novell's eDirectory provides
fully developed and powerful directory service for Caldera's key
We believe the pending acquisition will strengthen Caldera's maturity
infrastructure, providing even greater enterprise-level solutions."
"As the leading provider of application development and deployment
for Linux, Borland( is pleased to be a partner with Caldera
said Ted Shelton, chief strategy officer of Borland Software
"The new Caldera International will create an important focal point for
enterprise use of Linux, and together we can provide corporations with a
complete solution for developing and deploying world class applications
"As one of SCO's largest customers worldwide, Bavarian Motor Works (BMW)
tremendous confidence in the new Caldera International," said Dr.
European director of BMW. "We are currently purchasing licenses for the
newest release of SCO Open Server 5 licenses to upgrade existing motor
testing applications to the new generation of tester systems. We believe
that Caldera International's strategy of unifying UNIX with Linux for
business will grow the market for both technologies."
In a CeBIT press conference today, the proposed executives of the new
company: Ransom Love, CEO; Dave McCrabb, COO; and Drew Spencer, CTO,
outlined the new Caldera International branding and the Unifying UNIX
Linux for Business product roadmaps. For more industry reaction to this
announcement please visit
Caldera Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1998 by Ransom Love, Caldera Systems (Nasdaq: CALD) is a
for Business" leader. Caldera was the first to create the "Develop-on,
Deploy-on, Manage" strategy for Linux-based clients and servers. Based
Orem, UT, Caldera has offices and 1000+ resellers worldwide. For more
information on Caldera products and services, visit
The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
With headquarters in Santa Cruz, CA, The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. is
comprised of three independent divisions -- Tarantella, Inc., the Server
Software Division, and the Professional Services Division. The Server
Software Division is a leading provider of UNIX server operating
Tarantella, Inc. promotes a range of software technologies and products
web-enable any application instantly, for access by users anywhere. The
Professional Services Division helps organizations create and deploy
personalized IT strategies. The three divisions sell and support their
products and services through a worldwide network of distributors,
resellers, systems integrators, and OEMs. Please visit www.sco.com and
www.tarantella.com for more information.
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.
The Santa Cruz Operation, SCO, UnixWare and Tarantella are trademarks or
registered trademarks of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. in the USA and
countries. Sun Microsystems and Java are trademarks or registered
of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States
Forward Looking Statements
The statements set forth above include forward-looking statements,
statements relating to the pending sale of SCO's Server Software and
Professional Services divisions to Caldera Systems, Inc., that involve
and uncertainties. Caldera and SCO ("the Companies") wish to advise
and investors that a number of important factors could cause actual
to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements.
factors include SCO and Caldera shareholders not approving the
conditions to the merger not being satisfied or waived, the failure of
products described above to operate as designed due to incompatibility
some platforms or other defects; the Companies' reliance on developers
the open source community; new and changing technologies and customer
acceptance of those technologies; the Companies' ability to compete
effectively with other companies; failure of the Companies' brands to
achieve the broad recognition necessary to succeed; unenforceability of
GNU general public license; the Companies' reliance on third party
developers of components of their software offerings; claims of
of third-party intellectual property rights; and disruption in the
Companies' distribution sales channel. These and other factors, which
cause actual results to differ materially, are also discussed in the
Companies' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
their recent filings on Form 10-Q.
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