OREM, Utah, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Caldera Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD), a "Linux for Business" leader, today announced the appointment of John H. Terpstra to the position of technology vice president and OEM strategist. Terpstra, a former TurboLinux executive and cofounder of the SAMBA project, joins Caldera's chief technology office. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001110/CALDLOGO ) At Caldera, Terpstra will guide product development and continue to act as liaison to the Open Source development community. Terpstra is well known for his involvement with Open Source development and its standardization process. "John's strong relationship with the Open Source community and his unique ability to clearly communicate complex technological issues to diverse audiences will be significant additions to Caldera," said Ransom Love, president and CEO of Caldera Systems, Inc. "His familiarity with Linux, UNIX and Windows NT technologies will be key to Caldera's success in developing and managing open Internet infrastructure solutions needed in business today." "I share Caldera's enthusiasm for working with Linux and UNIX technologies and look forward to additional opportunities in expanding Internet business applications," Terpstra said. "My experience with Caldera demonstrates that they have the talent, the vision, the passion, and the resources to realize their industry-specific goals." At TurboLinux, Terpstra designed and managed the development of workstation and server products, trained VARs and negotiated sales deals with enterprise business partners. Prior to his position at TurboLinux, Terpstra served as the chief executive officer for Aquasoft Pty. Ltd., where he managed a global network of IT specialists and the training for Linux, UNIX and Windows NT technologies. Previous to Aquasoft, Terpstra served as national sales manager for InfoLink Computer Services and marketing manager for Houseman (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., a division of Portals, Ltd., UK. Terpstra holds a certificate in Chemistry from the Queensland Institute of Technology and a graduate diploma in marketing, with credit, from the NSW Institute of Technology in Australia. Caldera Systems, Inc. Caldera Systems is a leader in developing Linux management solutions. Since its inception, Caldera has given technology back to the Open Source community -- including, but not limited to: Webmin, a Web-based system administration tool; LIZARD, the award-winning Linux Installation Wizard; Linux Unattended Installation (LUI); Linux Installation and System Administration utility (LISA); and Caldera Open Administration System (COAS). Caldera also supports many Linux community projects, including, but not limited to: Linux Standard Base (LSB); K Desktop Environment (KDE) Project; XFree86 Project; Netware Cross Platform Filesystem Services (NCPFS) for Linux; and ongoing support for Linux Professional Institute (LPI). For more information regarding Caldera contributions to the Open Source community, please visit: http://www.calderasystems.com/images/pdf/olopensource.pdf. 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 www.calderasystems.com or in the US call 888-GO-Linux (888-465-4689). 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. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. 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 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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