NEW CALDERA SOLUTION PARTNER PROGRAM COMBINES THE BEST CALDERA AND SCO Monday 21 May 2001 PDF Print Worldwide Program Delivers Discounted Product, Support and Education to Solution Partners OREM, UT-May 21, 2001-Caldera International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD), today announced their Solution Partner Program, a worldwide reseller partner program that combines the most significant benefits from Caldera's eSolutions Provider and The Santa Cruz Operation's (SCO) North American Reseller and Worldwide Partner programs. The Solution Partner Program delivers reduced cost demonstration versions of Caldera OpenLinux, Open UNIX, OpenServer and Volution, and regular newsletters to the channel. Partners receive discounts on support and education, including free-of-charge technical examinations. In addition, Caldera partners have access to a library of marketing tools, sales guides and white papers and are invited to participate in Caldera beta programs. "We're pleased to see Caldera delivering a truly worldwide program," said Buckhardt Strauss, CEO of Enterprise Technology Consulting in Germany. "Caldera has carried out a lot of research - talking to partners and evaluating best industry practices - before launching this program." "Our channel partners are a critical component to the success of Caldera International," said Ransom Love, CEO of Caldera International, Inc. "Last year a reseller publication rated Caldera's and SCO's partner programs among the top three of the network operating system companies. This new program combines the best of both organizations and is designed to help solutions providers service the IT needs of their customers." The new Caldera International is offering this program to all solutions providers - VARs, ISPs, ASPs, systems integrators, consultants, etc. - who provide or desire to provide Linux- or UNIX-based solutions for their customers. There is no charge to join the program and no annual fees thereafter. To sign up for the Solution Partner Program visit http://www.caldera.com/partners. "The new program delivers everything that we need - regular and informative communication, valuable benefits and convenient access to a broad range of sales and marketing tools which we find extremely helpful when talking to our customers about Caldera products," said Shaun Coughlin, managing director of Traderman Systems Limited. "I've been a member of SCO's reseller program since 1982," said Dan McCormick, president of CCS Computer Systems, Inc. "Even before the acquisition had completed Caldera had been sending me newsletters and details of their new Volution product. I've learned through these communications that the new Caldera is providing products with tremendous relevance to the challenges presented by current server farm technologies." 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, visit http://www.caldera.com. 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 other countries. LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. 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. 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