Caldera Names Edgie E. Donakey Vice President and Chief of Staff; Former 3Com and Bison Group Executive Now Part of the Office of the CEO

Dec 04, 2000, 00:00 ET from Caldera Systems, Inc.

    OREM, Utah, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Caldera Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   CALD), a
 "Linux for Business" leader, today named Edgie E. Donakey to the position of
 vice president and chief of staff.  Donakey had served as Caldera's director
 of international marketing and director of the mergers and acquisitions team
 since February 2000.  In his new position, Donakey oversees the successful
 integration of mergers and acquisitions and acts as part of the Office of the
 CEO.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001110/CALDLOGO )
     "Ed's attention to detail and abilities to multi-task and synchronize many
 departments -- with energetic follow-through -- made him the natural choice,"
 said Ransom Love, president and CEO of Caldera Systems.  "His background in
 sales, marketing, technology, and administration is a tremendous contribution
 to Caldera, particularly as we move into the future with The Santa Cruz
 Operation's Server Software and Professional Services Divisions."
     Before joining Caldera, Donakey was an executive for 3Com Corporation.
 There he directed business unit localization and provided oversight for cross-
 functional departments, including international marketing, publications and
 production.  While president and COO of The Bison Group, Donakey designed and
 implemented strategies for Fortune 500 companies.  Earlier in his career,
 Donakey held technical and management positions at WordPerfect Corporation and
 Novell, Inc.  His responsibilities included supervising the later stages of
 the Novell-Word Perfect merger.
     "Working at Caldera while acquiring two divisions of SCO has shown me that
 this is the company with the people and technology to transform the Linux and
 UNIX industries," said Donakey.  "I feel confident in Caldera's ability to
 deliver superior Internet open software that will meet any business'
 infrastructure needs."
     Donakey earned his bachelor's degree in philosophy and completed graduate
 studies in political philosophy.
 
     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.  This includes, but is 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 supports many technology 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.
 
     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.
 
 

SOURCE Caldera Systems, Inc.
    OREM, Utah, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Caldera Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:   CALD), a
 "Linux for Business" leader, today named Edgie E. Donakey to the position of
 vice president and chief of staff.  Donakey had served as Caldera's director
 of international marketing and director of the mergers and acquisitions team
 since February 2000.  In his new position, Donakey oversees the successful
 integration of mergers and acquisitions and acts as part of the Office of the
 CEO.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001110/CALDLOGO )
     "Ed's attention to detail and abilities to multi-task and synchronize many
 departments -- with energetic follow-through -- made him the natural choice,"
 said Ransom Love, president and CEO of Caldera Systems.  "His background in
 sales, marketing, technology, and administration is a tremendous contribution
 to Caldera, particularly as we move into the future with The Santa Cruz
 Operation's Server Software and Professional Services Divisions."
     Before joining Caldera, Donakey was an executive for 3Com Corporation.
 There he directed business unit localization and provided oversight for cross-
 functional departments, including international marketing, publications and
 production.  While president and COO of The Bison Group, Donakey designed and
 implemented strategies for Fortune 500 companies.  Earlier in his career,
 Donakey held technical and management positions at WordPerfect Corporation and
 Novell, Inc.  His responsibilities included supervising the later stages of
 the Novell-Word Perfect merger.
     "Working at Caldera while acquiring two divisions of SCO has shown me that
 this is the company with the people and technology to transform the Linux and
 UNIX industries," said Donakey.  "I feel confident in Caldera's ability to
 deliver superior Internet open software that will meet any business'
 infrastructure needs."
     Donakey earned his bachelor's degree in philosophy and completed graduate
 studies in political philosophy.
 
     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.  This includes, but is 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 supports many technology 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.
 
     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.
 
 SOURCE  Caldera Systems, Inc.