SCO Establishes SCOsource to License UNIX Intellectual Property

SCO, the Majority Owner of UNIX Intellectual Property, Creates New Licensing

Programs to Expand Access to Its UNIX Technology,

Beginning With SCO System V for Linux



Jan 22, 2003, 00:00 ET from The SCO Group

    NEW YORK, LinuxWorld 2003 (Booth # 865), Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 The SCO(R) Group (SCO) (Nasdaq:   SCOX), a leading provider of Linux and UNIX
 business software solutions, today announced that it has created a new
 business division to manage the licensing of its UNIX intellectual property.
 The new division, called SCOsource, will manage the substantial UNIX
 intellectual property assets owned by SCO, and will operate an array of
 licensing programs.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990421/SCOLOGO )
 
     Key components of today's announcement include:
     --  The creation of SCOsource, a division of SCO that will expand the
         licensing of the company's core intellectual property, including the
         core UNIX source code.
     --  The first offering from SCOsource will be SCO System V for Linux -- an
         end-user licensed product for use on Linux systems.  SCO System V for
         Linux provides unbundled licensing of SCO's UNIX System shared
         libraries for use with UNIX applications, enabling them to run on
         Linux.
     --  The appointment of David Boies and the law firm of Boies, Schiller and
         Flexner to help research and advise SCO on the company's intellectual
         property.
 
     SCOsource
     SCO's patents, copyrights and core technology date back to 1969 when Bell
 Laboratories created the original UNIX source code.  SCOsource will manage the
 licensing of this software technology to customers and vendors.
     "SCO is the developer and owner of SCO UnixWare and SCO OpenServer, both
 based on UNIX System V technology," said Darl McBride, president and CEO, The
 SCO Group.  "SCO owns much of the core UNIX intellectual property, and has
 full rights to license this technology and enforce the associated patents and
 copyrights.  SCO is frequently approached by software and hardware vendors and
 customers who want to gain access to key pieces of UNIX technology.  SCOsource
 will expand our licensing activities, offering partners and customers new ways
 to take advantage of these technologies."
 
     SCO System V for Linux
     The SCO System V for Linux license will provide access to SCO's UNIX
 System Shared Libraries for use with Linux.  Customers frequently use SCO's
 shared libraries to allow UNIX applications to run on Linux.  In the past,
 SCO's UnixWare and OpenServer license agreements did not allow these UNIX
 libraries to be used outside of SCO's operating systems.  With this
 announcement, customers can now license these libraries from SCO for use with
 Linux without having to license the entire SCO operating system.  This will
 enable customers to now run thousands of UNIX applications on Linux.
     "The most substantial intellectual property in UNIX comes from SCO," said
 Chris Sontag, Senior Vice President for Operating Systems and SCOsource, The
 SCO Group.  "While Linux is an Open Source product, it shares philosophy,
 architecture and APIs with UNIX. Starting today, SCO's libraries will be
 available to third-party application developers, OS vendors, hardware
 providers, services vendors, and end-users.  SCO will help customers
 legitimately combine Linux and UNIX technology to run thousands of UNIX
 applications.  SCOsource plans to create other new licensing programs to make
 our rich inventory of UNIX System technology available to the market."
     SCO will offer SCO System V for Linux for $149 per CPU.  Volume licensing
 discounts will also be available to enterprise customers and OEMs.
     SCO is offering customers of SCO Linux Server 4.0 a license to SCO System
 V for Linux as a free value-add to their use of SCO Linux.  Future updates to
 SCO Linux Server will include a license to SCO System V for Linux.
 
     Appointment of Boies, Schiller and Flexner
     As part of SCO's plans to protect its intellectual property, the company
 has retained David Boies of the law firm Boies, Schiller and Flexner for
 research and protection of SCO's patents, copyrights and other intellectual
 property.
     Parties interested in purchasing the SCO System V for Linux license should
 e-mail SCO at sales@sco.com or call 1-888-465-4689 in the U.S. or contact
 their local SCO office found at http://www.sco.com/worldwide .  For more
 information about SCOsource, visit www.sco.com/scosource or e-mail SCO at
 scosource@sco.com.
 
     About SCO
     The SCO Group (Nasdaq:   SCOX), formerly called Caldera International, helps
 companies grow their business through its UNIX, Linux and Windows solutions
 and services.  Based in Lindon, UT, SCO has representation in 82 countries and
 16,000+ resellers worldwide.  SCO Global Services provides reliable localized
 support and services to partners and customers.  For more information on SCO
 solutions and services, visit http://www.sco.com .
     SCO, SCOsource, OpenServer, UnixWare and the associated SCO logo are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Caldera International, Inc. in the U.S.
 and other countries.  UNIX and UnixWare, used under an exclusive license, are
 registered trademarks of The Open Group in the United States and other
 countries.  Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.  All other
 brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify
 products or services of, their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE The SCO Group
    NEW YORK, LinuxWorld 2003 (Booth # 865), Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 The SCO(R) Group (SCO) (Nasdaq:   SCOX), a leading provider of Linux and UNIX
 business software solutions, today announced that it has created a new
 business division to manage the licensing of its UNIX intellectual property.
 The new division, called SCOsource, will manage the substantial UNIX
 intellectual property assets owned by SCO, and will operate an array of
 licensing programs.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990421/SCOLOGO )
 
     Key components of today's announcement include:
     --  The creation of SCOsource, a division of SCO that will expand the
         licensing of the company's core intellectual property, including the
         core UNIX source code.
     --  The first offering from SCOsource will be SCO System V for Linux -- an
         end-user licensed product for use on Linux systems.  SCO System V for
         Linux provides unbundled licensing of SCO's UNIX System shared
         libraries for use with UNIX applications, enabling them to run on
         Linux.
     --  The appointment of David Boies and the law firm of Boies, Schiller and
         Flexner to help research and advise SCO on the company's intellectual
         property.
 
     SCOsource
     SCO's patents, copyrights and core technology date back to 1969 when Bell
 Laboratories created the original UNIX source code.  SCOsource will manage the
 licensing of this software technology to customers and vendors.
     "SCO is the developer and owner of SCO UnixWare and SCO OpenServer, both
 based on UNIX System V technology," said Darl McBride, president and CEO, The
 SCO Group.  "SCO owns much of the core UNIX intellectual property, and has
 full rights to license this technology and enforce the associated patents and
 copyrights.  SCO is frequently approached by software and hardware vendors and
 customers who want to gain access to key pieces of UNIX technology.  SCOsource
 will expand our licensing activities, offering partners and customers new ways
 to take advantage of these technologies."
 
     SCO System V for Linux
     The SCO System V for Linux license will provide access to SCO's UNIX
 System Shared Libraries for use with Linux.  Customers frequently use SCO's
 shared libraries to allow UNIX applications to run on Linux.  In the past,
 SCO's UnixWare and OpenServer license agreements did not allow these UNIX
 libraries to be used outside of SCO's operating systems.  With this
 announcement, customers can now license these libraries from SCO for use with
 Linux without having to license the entire SCO operating system.  This will
 enable customers to now run thousands of UNIX applications on Linux.
     "The most substantial intellectual property in UNIX comes from SCO," said
 Chris Sontag, Senior Vice President for Operating Systems and SCOsource, The
 SCO Group.  "While Linux is an Open Source product, it shares philosophy,
 architecture and APIs with UNIX. Starting today, SCO's libraries will be
 available to third-party application developers, OS vendors, hardware
 providers, services vendors, and end-users.  SCO will help customers
 legitimately combine Linux and UNIX technology to run thousands of UNIX
 applications.  SCOsource plans to create other new licensing programs to make
 our rich inventory of UNIX System technology available to the market."
     SCO will offer SCO System V for Linux for $149 per CPU.  Volume licensing
 discounts will also be available to enterprise customers and OEMs.
     SCO is offering customers of SCO Linux Server 4.0 a license to SCO System
 V for Linux as a free value-add to their use of SCO Linux.  Future updates to
 SCO Linux Server will include a license to SCO System V for Linux.
 
     Appointment of Boies, Schiller and Flexner
     As part of SCO's plans to protect its intellectual property, the company
 has retained David Boies of the law firm Boies, Schiller and Flexner for
 research and protection of SCO's patents, copyrights and other intellectual
 property.
     Parties interested in purchasing the SCO System V for Linux license should
 e-mail SCO at sales@sco.com or call 1-888-465-4689 in the U.S. or contact
 their local SCO office found at http://www.sco.com/worldwide .  For more
 information about SCOsource, visit www.sco.com/scosource or e-mail SCO at
 scosource@sco.com.
 
     About SCO
     The SCO Group (Nasdaq:   SCOX), formerly called Caldera International, helps
 companies grow their business through its UNIX, Linux and Windows solutions
 and services.  Based in Lindon, UT, SCO has representation in 82 countries and
 16,000+ resellers worldwide.  SCO Global Services provides reliable localized
 support and services to partners and customers.  For more information on SCO
 solutions and services, visit http://www.sco.com .
     SCO, SCOsource, OpenServer, UnixWare and the associated SCO logo are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of Caldera International, Inc. in the U.S.
 and other countries.  UNIX and UnixWare, used under an exclusive license, are
 registered trademarks of The Open Group in the United States and other
 countries.  Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.  All other
 brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify
 products or services of, their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  The SCO Group