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
There is no charge to join the program and no annual fees thereafter. To
sign up for the Solution Partner Program visit
"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,
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
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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