Caldera Hires Director of Open Source Initiatives

Sales VP Brings More Than Eight Years Industry Experience

To Open Source Community

Jan 31, 2001, 00:00 ET from Caldera Systems, Inc.

    OREM, Utah, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Caldera Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   CALD),
 the leader 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 voice
 of the Linux industry.  With the help of sponsors like Caldera Systems, LPI
 provides professional certification to the Linux community.
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     Thornton, a sales and marketing professional with more than eight years
 experience in the computer industry, will serve as marketing director for LI
 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 strategy
 for Caldera Systems.  "Caldera's role in her appointment indicates our
 dedication to organizational activities that ensure the well-being of Linux in
 the corporate space.  We recognize Thornton's combined open source and
 marketing background and have strategically selected her to help bridge the
 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 two 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
 and as national sales manager of a CMP publication.  She has also been a
 member of the LI ( Board of Directors and a participant in
 the LPI ( Advisory Council.
     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 support and on-site
 consulting.  Caldera OpenLearning Providers offer exceptional distribution-
 neutral Linux training and certification based on Linux Professional Institute
 (LPI(TM)) certification standards.  Caldera Systems supports the open source
 community and is a leader in, and advocate of, Linux Standard Base (LSB(TM))
 and LPI(TM).
     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 or in 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
 distributes information about Linux and how Linux benefits business and
 personal users, reserves places at major computer expos, and handles donations
 for programmers who need money to test applications.  LPI focuses on creating
 a community-based, vendor-neutral certification process aimed at providing
 Linux certification.  Caldera has been a member of LI since August 1995 and 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 U.S.
 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 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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