The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2004-04-01T05:00:00Z SCO ANNOUNCES SCO FORUM 2004 2004-04-01T05:00:00Z sco-announces-sco-forum-2004 The SCO Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOX), the owner of the UNIX operating system and a leading provider of UNIX-based solutions, has announced that SCO Forum 2004, the company?s annual conference, will take place August 1-3 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. SCO Forum 2004 will highlight the company?s 25th anniversary in bringing powerful UNIX software solutions to businesses around the world. This year?s conference, built around ?The Power of UNIX,? will provide attendees with the latest information and demonstrations of SCO?s UNIX solutions including new releases of SCO UnixWare, SCOoffice Mail Server, SCO Smallfoot, Vintela Authentication from SCO and the upcoming release of SCO OpenServer, code-named Legend. In addition, the company will provide updates on its technology road map including its 64-bit and future business strategies. Company executives will also provide attendees with updates on the company?s efforts to license and protect its core UNIX intellectual property. For more than decade, SCO Forum has been the gathering place for resellers, developers, partners, and customers whose businesses depend on SCO solutions. Attendees will hear keynotes from SCO?s president and CEO, Darl McBride, as well as other company executives and information technology industry leaders. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to attend technical training and business sessions hosted by SCO technology experts and many of SCO?s leading strategic business partners. ?SCO Forum is an event for attendees, exhibitors and sponsors to strengthen their business relationships and tap into the UNIX on Intel ecosystem,? said Jeff Hunsaker, senior vice president and general manager, SCO?s UNIX division. ?We look forward to meeting with many of SCO?s valued stakeholders at this year?s event as we discuss the future of UNIX innovation, software licensing and the protection of software intellectual property.? For more information or to register for SCO Forum 2004, please visit www.sco.com/2004forum. Special incentives and promotions are available for those who register by April 30, 2004. About SCO The SCO Group (NASDAQ: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries to grow their businesses everyday. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localized support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit http://www.sco.com. SCO, the SCO logo and OpenServer are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX and UnixWare are registered trademarks of The Open Group. SCO files copyright infringement lawsuit against AutoZone 2004-03-04T18:43:00Z sco-files-copyright-infringement-lawsuit-against-autozone The SCO Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOX), the owner of the UNIX operating system and a leading provider of UNIX-based solutions, has announced it has filed suit against AutoZone, Inc., for its alleged violations of SCO's UNIX copyrights through its use of Linux. SCO's lawsuit alleges the following: AutoZone violated SCO's UNIX copyrights by running versions of the Linux operating system that contain code, structure, sequence and/or organization from SCO's proprietary UNIX System V code in violation of SCO's copyrights. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Nevada, requests injunctive relief against AutoZone's further use or copying of any part of SCO's copyrighted materials and also requests damages as a result of AutoZone's infringement in an amount to be proven at trial. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding SCO's lawsuit against AutoZone. These forward-looking statements relate to SCO's allegations against AutoZone and the relief sought by SCO. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, the risk that SCO may not be successful in its claims against AutoZone and that the pursuit of protections for SCO's copyrights will require the expenditure of resources and may result in further litigation. These forward-looking statements are also subject to the risks and uncertainties set forth in SCO's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. About SCO The SCO Group (Nasdaq: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries to grow their businesses everyday. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localized support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit http://www.sco.com. SCO, and the associated SCO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. SCO to file lawsuit against DaimlerChrysler Corporation 2004-03-04T18:35:00Z sco-to-file-lawsuit-against-daimlerchrysler-corporation The SCO Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOX), the owner of the UNIX operating system and a leading provider of UNIX-based solutions, has announced a lawsuit to be filed against DaimlerChrysler Corporation for its alleged violations of its UNIX software agreement with SCO. SCOs lawsuit seeks the following relief: Enter an order that DaimlerChrysler has violated 2.05 of the Software Agreement by refusing to provide the certification of compliance with the provisions of that Agreement; Enter an order permanently enjoining DaimlerChrysler from further violations of the DC Software Agreement; and Issue a mandatory injunction requiring DaimlerChrysler to remedy the effects of its past violations of the DaimlerChrysler Software Agreement; and Award damages in an amount to be determinedat trial; and Enter judgment in favor of Plaintiff together with costs, attorneys fees and any such other or different relief that the Court may deem to be equitable and just. The lawsuit will be filed in the Oakland County Circuit Court in the State of Michigan. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding SCOs lawsuit against DaimlerChrysler. These forward-looking statements relate to SCOs allegations against DaimlerChrysler and the relief sought by SCO. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, the risk that SCO may not be successful in its claims against DaimlerChrysler and that the pursuit of protections for SCOs software agreements will require the expenditure of resources and may result in further litigation. These forward-looking statements are also subject to the risks and uncertainties set forth in SCOs filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. About SCO The SCO Group (NASDAQ: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries to grow their businesses everyday. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localised support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit www.sco.com SCO Signs Intellectual Property License Agreement With LeadingDedicated Server Provider 2004-03-02T21:33:00Z sco-signs-intellectual-property-license-agreement-with-leadingdedicated-server-provider The SCO Group, Inc. (SCO) (Nasdaq: SCOX), the owner of the UNIX operating system and a leading provider of UNIX-based solutions, has announced an intellectual property licensing agreement with EV1Servers.Net, a dedicated hosting division of Houston-based Everyones Internet (EV1.Net). Under the terms of the agreement, SCO will provide EV1Servers.Net with a site license that allows the use of SCO IP in binary form on all Linux servers managed by EV1Servers.Net in each of its hosting facilities. EV1Servers.Net joins other Fortune 1000 companies that have signed up for a SCO IP license, which was initially offered in August 2003. EV1Servers.Net is one of the worlds leading dedicated server providers, with more than 20,000 servers under management. The SCO site license allows EV1Servers.Net and its customers to continue running business operations on Linux servers without interruption or concern regarding SCO IP issues. The SCO agreement eliminates uncertainty from our clients hosting infrastructure," says Robert Marsh, Head Surfer and CEO of Everyones Internet. "Our current and future users now enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that their websites and data are hosted on a SCO IP compliant platform. This agreement demonstrates EV1's commitment to providing customers with stable, long term solutions that they can depend on for their growth." The most valuable asset of any software company is its intellectual property, said Darl McBride, president and CEO, The SCO Group. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested to make our UNIX software the robust, mature operating system that it is today. We know it has tremendous value and are pleased that other companieslike EV1Servers.Netrecognise our investment and the importance of SCO's valuable IP asset as well." The SCO IP licensing program was created in response to customer requests and is specifically designed to provide end users with a license that allows them to continue running business operations on a SCO IP compliant platform. On Jan.15, 2004, SCO began offering the SCO IP license to all companies worldwide. To learn more about the SCO IP licensing program, contact a SCO representative or visit the SCO Website at: Error! Bookmark not defined.. About EV1Servers.Net Houston, Texas-based EV1Servers is the world's leading dedicated server hosting provider, with over 20,000 web servers under management. The company is the first hosting provider to achieve SCO IP certification. For more information on EV1Servers, visit http://www.ev1servers.net or call 1-800 504-7873. About SCO The SCO Group (NASDAQ: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries to grow their businesses everyday. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localised support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit Error! Bookmark not defined. or Error! Bookmark not defined.. SCO and the associated SCO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners. Forward Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements about the value of SCOs intellectual property, the SCO IP licensing program and the benefits received by SCO IP licensees. SCO wishes to advise readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. These and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated are discussed in more detail in SCOs filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. SCO Announces OpenServer Update Pack 2 2004-02-20T15:43:00Z sco-announces-openserver-update-pack-2 The SCO Group, Inc. (SCO) (Nasdaq: SCOX), the owner of the UNIX operating system and a leading provider of UNIX-based solutions, has announced the delivery of SCO OpenServer Update Pack 2, a key milestone in the OpenServer development roadmap. This announcement underscores a continuing development effort begun in August 2003 for Legend, the codename for the upcoming release of SCO OpenServer scheduled for release in late 2004 or early 2005. SCO OpenServer Update Pack 2 builds on SCOs award-winning, secure and highly reliable UNIX operating system by providing new hardware support for Universal Serial Bus (USB) allowing customers to easily connect to many USB-compatible devices. Customers may now leverage USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatible printers to enhance their IT infrastructures. In Update Pack 2, SCO also begins bundling and supporting the object-relational database management system, PostgreSQL. This system gives SCO customers and partners access to hundreds of already-built applications and the power to build other database-driven solutions out of the box. SCO UNIX solutions are the backbone of many Australian and New Zealand companies, said Kieran O'Shaughnessy, Regional General Manager Australia and New Zealand, The SCO Group. SCO OpenServer has been a core component of our entire UNIX business. OpenServer Legend represents SCOs focus continued on UNIX and a promise to our customers that SCO will continue to deliver superior UNIX-based integration, reliability, security and scalability on Intel and AMD architectures. SCO will continue outlining enhanced UNIX-based features and upgrades as part of its Legend development effort, including new mail server and enhanced Web Services support. The upgrade to OpenServer, based on proven UNIX System V Release 5 (SVR5) technology, will include greater database, Java and application support. As part of the OpenServer development roadmap, SCO also plans to announce enhancements for increased security, Windows compatibility, support for Web applications including the Apache Web server and Mozilla browser and integration of SCOs own SCOx Web Services. The first beta release of Legend is scheduled for the companys annual conference, SCO Forum 2004, June 27-29 in Las Vegas. -news ends- Notes for Editors About SCO The SCO Group (NASDAQ: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries to grow their businesses everyday. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localised support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit http://www.sco.com. SCO, SCO OpenServer and the associated SCO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners. SCO Provides Alternate Company Web Site Access and Unites With Vendors to Combat Virus 2004-02-03T15:47:00Z sco-provides-alternate-company-web-site-access-and-unites-with-vendors-to-combat-virus The SCO Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOX), the owner of the UNIX(R) operating system and a leading provider of UNIX-based solutions, has announced it has put alternatives in place for individuals wanting to access its company Web site. The company is asking customers, resellers, developers, shareholders and all other Web site visitors to use www.thescogroup.com as the destination for the company's Web site through the end of February 12, 2004. The company is putting this alternative Web address in place because the recently announced Mydoom or Novarg virus creates an attack that is designed to prevent access to www.sco.com from February 1-12, 2004. "Security experts are calling Mydoom the largest virus attack ever to hit the Internet, costing businesses and computer users around the world in excess of US$1 billion in lost productivity and damage," said Darl McBride, president and CEO, The SCO Group, Inc. "Because one of its purposes is to interrupt access to the www.sco.com Web site, we are taking steps to help our important stakeholders continue to access the information, data and support that they need from this new www.thescogroup.com Web site." The www.thescogroup.com Web site will provide visitors with all of the accessibility and resources that they would normally have when visiting www.sco.com. In addition, the company is including links that point visitors to security vendors, including Network Associates and Symantec that will provide them with all of the latest information on how to download software updates and protect their PCs against the Mydoom virus. "Increased traffic has already begun hitting www.sco.com in the last couple of days," said Jeff Carlon, director of worldwide IT infrastructure, The SCO Group. "We expect hundreds of thousands of attacks on www.sco.com because of these viruses. Starting on February 1 and running through February 12, SCO has developed layers of contingency plans to communicate with our valued customers, resellers, developers, partners and shareholders. The first step of that plan is the implementation of www.thescogroup.com." For those having problems getting through to SCO on the Web, customers may call their local sales office - in Australia and New Zealand call +61 2 9440 7577 - to gain assistance from a SCO representative. Earlier this week, SCO announced that it is working with U.S. law enforcement authorities including the U.S. Secret Service and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to determine the identity of the perpetrators of the Mydoom virus. The company also announced that it has offered a reward of up to a total of US$250,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) involved with the creation of the virus. Anyone with credible information or leads should contact an FBI or Interpol office. "We believe that Microsoft's US$250,000 reward in addition to the US$250,000 reward offered by SCO will significantly assist the FBI in obtaining serious leads that may help catch the perpetrators of this virus," said McBride. About The SCO Group The SCO Group (Nasdaq: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries to grow their businesses with UNIX business solutions. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localized support and services to all partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services visit http://www.sco.com. SCO and the associated SCO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners. SCO Files Slander of Title Lawsuit Against Novell 2004-01-21T17:02:00Z sco-files-slander-of-title-lawsuit-against-novell The SCO Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOX), the owner of the UNIX operating system and a leading provider of UNIX-based solutions, has filed suit against Novell for its alleged bad faith effort to interfere with SCOs rights with respect to UNIX and UnixWare. Among the allegations in the suit: Novell has improperly filed copyright registrations in the United States Copyright Office for UNIX technology covered by SCOs copyrights. Novell has made false and misleading public claims that it and not SCO, owns the UNIX and UnixWare copyrights. Novell has made false statements with the intent to cause customers and potential customers to not do business with SCO. Novell has attempted, in bad faith, to block SCOs ability to enforce its copyrights. Novells false and misleading representations that it owns the UNIX and UnixWare copyrights has caused SCO irreparable harm to its copyrights, its business and its reputation. The lawsuit, filed in Utah State court, in Salt Lake City, requests preliminary and permanent injunctive relief as well as damages. The injunction would require Novell to assign to SCO all copyrights that Novell has wrongfully registered, prevent Novell from representing any ownership interest in those copyrights and require Novell to retract or withdraw all representations it has made regarding its purported ownership of those copyrights. SCO takes this action today given Novells recent and repeated announcements regarding their claimed ownership of the UNIX and UnixWare copyrights. SCO has received many questions about Novells actions from potential customers, investors and the press. Although SCO owns the UNIX and UnixWare copyrights, Novells efforts to claim ownership of these copyrights has forced this action, said Mark Heise, partner, Boies, Schiller and Flexner, LLP. We encourage the public and commercial Linux users to read the Asset Purchase Agreement from 1995 (including Attachment E found at www.sco.com/novell) and Amendment 2 so they can see for themselves that SCO owns the copyrights to UNIX and UnixWare. The lawsuit seeks damages in an amount to be proven at trial for Novells alleged slander of SCOs title to the UNIX and UnixWare copyrights. In addition, the lawsuit seeks punitive damages in an amount to be proven at trial for Novells malicious and willful conduct. -news ends- Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding SCOs lawsuit against Novell. These forward-looking statements relate to SCOs allegations against Novell and the relief sought by SCO. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, the risk that SCO may not be successful in its claims against Novell and that the pursuit of protections for SCOs copyrights will require the expenditure of resources and may result in further litigation. These forward-looking statements are also subject to the risks and uncertainties set forth in SCOs filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. About SCO The SCO Group (NASDAQ: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries to grow their businesses everyday. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localised support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit http://www.sco.com. SCO and the associated SCO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX and UnixWare are registered trademarks of The Open Group. SCO Announces ANZ Availability of SCO Intellectual Property License 2004-01-21T04:21:00Z sco-announces-anz-availability-of-sco-intellectual-property-license The SCO Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOX), the owner of the UNIX operating system and a leading provider of UNIX-based solutions, today announced the availability of the SCO Intellectual Property License to companies and organisations in Australia and New Zealand. The company began the worldwide roll out of the license in the UK, France and other European countries last week, and plans to make the license available to many more countries and regions by February 1. The SCO Intellectual Property (IP) License permits the use of SCO's intellectual property, in binary form only, as contained in Linux distributions. By purchasing the license, customers are properly compensating SCO for the UNIX source code, derivative UNIX code and other UNIX-related intellectual property and copyrights owned by SCO as it is currently found in Linux. Pricing: The SCO IP License is currently available at introductory pricing of AUD$999.00 per server processor and AUD$285.00 per desktop processor. The company is also offering the license to embedded device manufacturers that use Linux to run their devices. In addition to extending the license to customers worldwide, the company also announced that the license will shortly be made available through select SCO resellers. SCO resellers who are interested in obtaining more information about providing the SCO IP License to their customers can contact SCO at anz_info@sco.com after February 1, 2004. "While we have identified several problem areas at issue within Linux, we also want to be fair to customers and allow them to continue using Linux and our intellectual property unencumbered," said Chris Sontag, senior vice president and general manager of SCOsource, the intellectual property licensing and protection division of The SCO Group, Inc. "We believe the SCO IP License helps customers satisfy the legal requirements to continue using SCO's UNIX intellectual property in Linux in a forthright way while properly compensating the company for use of its property." Kieran OShaughnessy, SCOs Regional General Manager, Australia and New Zealand, said he will begin briefing the companys local distributors this week regarding the SCO IP Licenses introduction. The SCO IP License helps organisations in Australia and New Zealand to protect and leverage the investments they have made in Linux while providing the means for them to continue day-to-day business without interruption, he said. Availability: Commercial business end users of Linux, based on the 2.2 kernel and later, that are interested in more information or in purchasing the SCO IP License in Australia or New Zealand can call +61 2 9440 7577 or e-mail SCO at anz_info@sco.com. ends Forward looking statement safe harbor: This press release contains a forward looking statement regarding The Company's plans to make the SCO Intellectual Property License available in Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., France, and other European countries and many more countries and regions by February 1, 2004. This statement is subject to risks and uncertainties including without limitation those risks and uncertainties identified in our filings with the SEC and the risk that we will not be in a position to roll out this license in such countries and regions as planned. We undertake no obligation to update the information in this release, except as required by law. About The SCO Group The SCO Group (Nasdaq: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries to grow their businesses with UNIX business solutions. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localized support and services to all partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services visit: http://www.sco.com . SCO and the associated SCO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark 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. SCO reiterates ownership of UNIX Intellectual Property and prepares to press copyright claims 2004-01-14T15:58:00Z sco-reiterates-ownership-of-unix-intellectual-property-and-prepares-to-press-copyright-claims The SCO Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOX) today reiterated its ownership of UNIX intellectual property, source code, claims and copyrights and has made all of the documents surrounding the companies ownership of UNIX and UnixWare available for public viewing. The Web site includes access to the asset purchase agreement, the amendments to the asset purchase agreement and the joint press release that was issued at the time SCO purchased the UNIX assets from Novell in 1995. The press release confirms that SCO purchased the UNIX IP along with the UNIX business and source code, among other things. The asset purchase agreement, signed by Novell and SCO executives in September 1995, states that all of the following transferred to SCO: All UNIX rights and ownership All claims against any parties relating to any right, property or asset included in the UNIX business All UNIX source code All UNIX contracts, copyrights, and licenses The asset purchase agreement provided Novell with a UNIX license, but with the conditions that Novell use the licensed technology only for internal purposes, or for resale in bundled or integrated products sold by Novell which do not directly compete with the core UNIX products of SCO. SCO believes that a Novell Linux offering is clearly competitive with SCOs core UNIX products. Amendment 2 to the asset purchase agreement, also available from SCOs Web site, reiterates that the copyrights and trademarks required for SCO to exercise its rights with respect to the acquisition of UNIX and UnixWare technologies transferred to SCO. It also states that Novell may not prevent SCO from exercising its rights with respect to UNIX System V source code. In June 2003, Novell publicly confirmed with a press release, available on Novells Web site, that amendment 2 to the asset purchase agreement appears to support SCOs claim that ownership of certain copyrights for UNIX did transfer to SCO in 1996. Based on the asset purchase agreement, amendments, press releases and other publicly available documents, SCO has rights to all UNIX and UnixWare source code, legal claims, contractual rights, including copyrights, necessary to protect its intellectual property, said Darl McBride, president and CEO, The SCO Group, Inc. Indemnification programs or legal defense funds wont change the fact that SCOs intellectual property is being found in Linux. SCO is willing to enforce our copyright claims down to the end user level and in the coming days and weeks, we will make this evident in our actions. On the topic of Novells recently announced indemnification program, McBride stated, We believe Novells indemnification announcement is significant for a couple of reasons. By announcing the program they are acknowledging the problems with Linux. Through the restrictions and the limitations on the program, they are showing their unwillingness to bet very much on their position. About The SCO Group The SCO Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries to grow their businesses with UNIX business solutions. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localized support and services to all partners and customers. SCO and the associated SCO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX and UnixWare 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. SCO Responds to Court Order in Connection With Its Suit Against IBM 2004-01-14T13:49:00Z sco-responds-to-court-order-in-connection-with-its-suit-against-ibm The SCO Group Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOX) today announced that it has responded to a December 12, 2003 court order in connection with its current legal action against IBM, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Utah. As expected, SCO yesterday answered certain interrogatories and produced evidence to IBM to support its claims. The interrogatories and evidence were produced on January 12, 2004 under the protective order previously entered in the case. In addition, SCO filed with the Court on January 12, 2004 the "Notice of Compliance with Court Order. The Notice will be available on Form 8-K, which will be filed later today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ends About SCO The SCO Group (Nasdaq: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries to grow their businesses everyday. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localized support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit http://www.sco.com . SCO, and the associated SCO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. The SCO group closes US$50 million equity financing 2003-10-17T16:23:00Z the-sco-group-closes-us-50-million-equity-financing The SCO(r) Group (SCO) (Nasdaq: SCOX), the owner of the UNIX operating system, has announced it has received a US$50 million private investment led by BayStar Capital, an investment fund that is a leader in providing negotiated private equity placements in publicly traded companies. The investment in SCO was structured as a private placement of non-voting Series A Convertible Preferred Shares, convertible into common equity at a fixed conversion price of $16.93 per share, which was the average closing bid price for the Company's common stock for the five previous trading days prior to the date of closing. Upon conversion, the investors will own an aggregate of approximately 2,953,000 shares of SCO common stock representing 17.5 per cent of the company's outstanding shares. [All currency is in US Dollars.] The net proceeds from the private placement, combined with the Company's cash balance reported for its third quarter ended July 31, 2003, will provide the Company with a cash position of approximately $61.0 million. The increase in cash will significantly enhance the overall financial strength of SCO while providing substantial additional funding for business objectives including future UNIX and SCOx Web Services software development, new strategic partnerships and protection of the Company's UNIX intellectual property and related programs. "The momentum in the marketplace continues to shift in SCO's direction," said Darl McBride, president and CEO, The SCO Group. "Over recent months we have made significant strides forward in our on-going effort to protect and enforce the Company's intellectual property rights through SCOsource. During the same period, we have been steadily strengthening our core operating business, and in the coming weeks we look forward to providing the industry and Wall Street with additional details on our plans and initiatives. Now, with a $50 million investment from BayStar, we believe we have secured the capital necessary to fund all aspects of the long term growth of this Company." "BayStar Capital looks to invest in growth-oriented firms with strong management, substantial market opportunity and solid, comprehensive business plans and we believe that all of those fundamentals are in place for SCO to succeed," said Lawrence Goldfarb, General Partner, BayStar Capital. "SCO owns the most predominant UNIX software assets in the I.T. industry, has a 20 year history of providing trusted software solutions to end users around the globe and an aggressive and seasoned management team focused on generating profitable growth." SCO will hold a teleconference to address this investment on Friday, October 17 at 12:00 pm, Eastern time. [Saturday 2am AEST.] International participants should dial in ten minutes prior to the start of the call on +1-913-981-4903 and use the confirmation code 690025. The securities sold in this private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United State in the absence of an effective registration statement or exemption from registration requirements. The Company has agreed to file a resale registration statement on Form S-3 within 30 days after the closing of the transaction for the purposes of registering the shares of common stock underlying the shares of Series A preferred stock acquired by BayStar. ends Forward Looking Statements This press release contains forward looking statements related to our business plans and objectives and specifically to our plans for future UNIX and SCOx Web Services Software development, protection of our UNIX intellectual property, current and future licensing programs and strategic initiatives, future product and service offerings, our intent to provide further details on our plans and initiatives and our belief that the additional funding we received will fund all aspects of the long term growth of the Company. These statements 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 anticipated in such forward-looking statements. The Company has a history of unprofitability and has only realised revenue from its SCOsource licensing initiative during the last two quarters and the intellectual property rights that it is asserting in seeking to enter into licensing agreements are subject to pending litigation, making it difficult to predict the extent of future revenues from this source. Other factors that may affect such forward looking statements include the ability of the Company to successfully roll out its new services and solutions to service providers in its existing channels; the acceptance of such offerings by existing service providers and customers; the ability of the Company to grow its core UNIX business and the continued acceptance in the marketplace of the Company's core products; the Company's ability to compete effectively with other solutions providers; new and changing technologies and customer acceptance of those technologies; and claims of infringement of third-party intellectual property rights. These and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, are discussed in more detail in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. About SCO The SCO Group (NASDAQ: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries to grow their businesses everyday. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localised support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit http://www.sco.com. About BayStar Capital BayStar Capital is a private equity crossover fund that makes direct investments in late stage privately held companies and small to medium capitalisation publicly traded companies across all sectors. The firm is a leader in arranging Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE) transactions that provide capital to companies seeking to reduce time to market, less stock dilution and lower market risk. UNIX is used pursuant to an exclusive license with The Open Group and is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners. SCO ranks 75th In Deloitte Technology Fast 500 2003-10-16T16:08:00Z sco-ranks-75th-in-deloitte-technology-fast-500 The SCO Group (SCO) (Nasdaq: SCOX), a leading provider of business software solutions, has announced its ranking - number 75 - on the 2003 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America. The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 rankings are based on average percentage revenue growth over a five-year period, from 1998-2002. SCO revenues grew 5,978 percent during this period. SCO president and CEO, Darl McBride, credits the company's increased revenue growth to a renewed focus on SCO's core UNIX business, strategic Web Service initiatives and continued commitment toward protecting its valuable intellectual property. "As a company, we've worked hard to ensure that our company is in a cash-positive position," said Mr McBride. "It's an honour to receive this type of recognition from Deloitte." "Attracting enough customers to maintain four digit growth over five years makes a strong statement about the quality of a company's product and its leadership," said Mark Evans, national managing partner of Deloitte's Technology, Media & Telecommunications Group. "We commend SCO for making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 with a phenomenal 5,978 percent growth rate over five years." To qualify for the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a company must be a public or private entity that is headquartered in North America. The company must have a sole focus on technology-defined as any company that owns proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's recorded operating revenues. The Fast 500 list is compiled from Deloitte's 20 regional North American Fast 50 programs and public company database research. To qualify for the Fast 500, entrants must have had 1998 operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD and $75,000 CD for the United States and Canada, respectively; and 2002 operating revenues must be at least $1 million USD or CD. Deloitte researchers examined financial statements to validate operating revenues. ends About Deloitte Deloitte, one of the nation's leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, financial advisory services and consulting through nearly 30,000 people in more than 80 U.S. cities. The firm is dedicated to helping its clients and its people excel. Known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programs, Deloitte has been recognised as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For in America" by Fortune magazine for six consecutive years. "Deloitte" refers to Deloitte & Touche LLP and affiliated entities. Deloitte is the US member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is a Swiss Verein (association), and, as such, neither Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu nor any of its member firms has any liability for each other's acts or omissions. Each of the member firms is a separate and independent legal entity operating under the name "Deloitte," "Deloitte & Touche," "Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu" or other related names. The services described herein are provided by the US member firm and not by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Verein. For more information, please visit Deloitte's web site at www.deloitte.com/us . About SCO The SCO Group (Nasdaq: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries to grow their businesses everyday. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localised support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit http://www.sco.com . SCO, and the associated SCO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners. SCO appoints new reseller for authentication solution 2003-10-15T14:53:00Z sco-appoints-new-reseller-for-authentication-solution The SCO Group (NASDAQ: SCOX), owner of the UNIX operating system, has appointed Sydney-based systems integrator Dattatech as an Authorised Reseller.Dattatech will focus on delivering solutions to its customers based on SCO's new Authentication solution suite. Dattatech provides a full range of technology services to SMEs, larger corporates and government organisations. The company has a strong focus on providing complete technology outsource services, enabling its clients to focus on core business activities. SCO Secure Authentication Server helps IT administrators to simplify the management of multiple user accounts by enabling one username and one password for access to Windows, UNIX and Linux systems. Dattatech will also develop solutions for the SCOoffice Mail Server, a secure, easy-to-install backoffice messaging and collaboration solution that supports day-to-day business operations for SME businesses and replicated sites of larger organisations.It is compatible with Microsoft Outlook and other popular email clients, but priced at a fraction of the cost of other messaging servers such as Microsoft Exchange. "Businesses are crying out for solutions and service providers that can help their operations grow, without distracting management teams from their core business activities," said Kieran O'Shaughnessy, SCO's regional general manager for Australia and New Zealand. "They are looking for value for money and want to avoid technology and licensing lock-ins. "SCO's new authentication solution has received excellent response in this region and we are now looking to add a number of strong partners, like Dattatech, to our existing network." Kane Robinson, Dattatech's co-founder and sales director, said that is his experience, customers are willing to spend money on solutions that meet their business needs and with services organisations that will take the extra step to deliver quality support. "It might be an old fashioned way of doing things, but the companies that are spending money on technology solutions right now want to shake hands with people dressed in suits; who are professional; and have a track record of delivering what they promise. "The trend towards deploying open systems solutions is being driven by cost conscious businesses that don't mind what lies in the backend technology, so long as it works 24x7, is compatible with their existing network investments and can reduce their ongoing maintenance and licensing costs. "With this in mind, we are very pleased to have been appointed a SCO partner.The new SCO solutions enable us to offer our customers' solutions that will cut their costs, boost their ROI, while improving our ability to deliver on time, under budget and with less ongoing maintenance concerns." Dattatech takes a partnership approach with all its customers which include 2010 (a Sydney charity), Bishop Technologies and others in the financial services and manufacturing/retail industries. Dattatech also managed the technology services for the 2002 Gay Games, held in Sydney. Encouraged by what Robinson calls "alternative plug and play solutions that mimic and improve upon Microsoft investments", Datttech has already deployed SCOoffice Mail Server at one customer site, "with many more to go". "The licensing value proposition alone was enough reason to go SCO. We could put in a ten-seat Exchange server for $12,000 to $15,000 at a customer site, but for a fraction of that cost we can now deploy SCO - which is as good as and in some areas a better, solution - make better margins and know that the solution will be more secure long-term and remain compatible with industry standards." About The SCO Group The SCO Group (Nasdaq: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries to grow their businesses with UNIX business solutions. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localized support and services to all partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services visit http://www.sco.com. SCO and the associated SCO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners. SCO Announces Release of SCO Authentication 2.1 for Microsoft Active Directory 2003-08-19T16:29:00Z sco-announces-release-of-sco-authentication-2-1-for-microsoft-active-directory The SCOR Group (SCO) (Nasdaq: SCOX), a leading provider of business software solutions, has announced the release of SCO Authentication 2.1 for MicrosoftR Active DirectoryR with updated security, platform support and scalability. SCO Authentication for Microsoft Active Directory is a secure, easy-to-use solution for managing a single user account across a heterogeneous UNIXR and WindowsR environment. SCO Authentication uses rock-solid Kerberos encryption to protect user credentials and provides central UNIX and Windows user account administration from the Microsoft Management Console. New Features and Benefits of SCO Authentication 2.1 Include: * Enhanced Scalability - SCO Authentication now provides support for over 100,000 users per container within Microsoft Active Directory. * Support for SCO UNIX Operating Systems - Release 2.1 now supports SCO OpenServer 5.0.6 and 5.0.7 and SCO UnixWare 7.1.1 to 7.1.3. * Support for Microsoft Windows 2003 - SCO Authentication 2.1 now supports Microsoft Widows 2000 and 2003 * Automatic failover to backup domain controller -SCO Authentication automatically locates alternative domain controllers for authentication in the event of a domain controller failure. * Multi-Domain Support in Active Directory - SCO Authentication fully scales alongside Microsoft Active Directory, including multi-domain implementations. * Time Synchronization -SCO Authentication automatically synchronizes time between the UNIX and Windows 2000/2003 servers, eliminating the need for manual or Network Time Protocol (NTP) synchronization. "Identity Management and the prevention of unauthorized access is a crucial issue for global IT departments - particularly those with mixed Microsoft Windows and UNIX environments," said Laura DiDio, senior analyst with the Yankee Group, in Boston. A recent joint Yankee Group/Sunbelt Software, Inc. survey of 400 IT administrators indicated that 11 per cent of companies indicated they were victimized by unauthorized use or modification of company data. And another two per cent of the respondents said hackers stole their customers' data. The 11 per cent figure does not seem significant until it is compared to 2001 statistics in which only 3 per cent of organizations recorded unauthorized network access. "There's a growing need for authentication software. And SCO Authentication easily integrates UNIX users into Microsoft Active Directory - thus eliminating key security vulnerability, minimizing risk and lowering administration costs." "Authentication across multiple platforms is becoming increasingly important as companies look to different systems to manage different parts of their business," said Jeff Hunsaker, senior Vice President of world-wide marketing, The SCO Group. "SCO Authentication 2.1 provides businesses with powerful authentication in their heterogeneous UNIX and Windows environments. It's a simple, affordable solution to what has been a complex, expensive problem." To register for a FREE assessment of SCO Authentication 2.1 for Microsoft Active Directory or to learn more about this solution, visit www.sco.com/products/authentication/ ends About SCO The SCO Group (NASDAQ: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries around the world grow their businesses everyday. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a network of more than 11,000 resellers and 8,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localized support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit http://www.sco.com. SCO, SCO Authentication and the associated SCO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX and UnixWare are registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of their respective owners. SCO Delivers on SCOx Web Services Initiative 2003-08-19T16:25:00Z sco-delivers-on-scox-web-services-initiative SCO continues assembling critical Web Services components through strategic partnerships and development efforts; SCO introduces SCOx Application Substrate to Web Service-enable SCO's Unix operating systems and provide solid foundation for next-generation business solution development The SCOR Group (SCO) (Nasdaq: SCOX), a leading provider of business software solutions, has announced the delivery of key components of its SCOx Web Services initiative. The SCOx initiative, announced in April, will provide the technology and programs companies need to grow their business, connect to customers and integrate with suppliers using specialized Web Services. The components announced include SCOx WebFace, Ericom PowerTerm Host Publisher, SCOsms Web Services (APIs) and SCObiz Web Services (APIs), all of which provide critical pieces of the SCOx Application Substrate (SAS). The SCOx Application Substrate is a foundation for building next-generation business solutions, combining SCO's own Web Services software components and products with partner-supplied technologies to create Web Service-enabled functionality for SCO UNIX and other operating systems. Other SAS components will include technologies related to Web Services security, orchestration, encapsulation, etc. "Earlier this year, we announced our intent to create a technology framework for integrating Web Services into our operating systems - as an overall growth strategy for our company," said Darl McBride, president and CEO, The SCO Group. "The SCOx initiative is now beginning to take shape as we work with partners and our own team to assemble integrated components of SAS [the SCOx Application Substrate]. We believe that our resellers and developers will easily see the measurable benefits of Web Services." SCO is also providing Web Services support components and toolkits specifically designed for SCO OpenServer and UnixWare. These components include additions and updates for Apache and Tomcat, XML parsers and toolkits for SOAP programming in C/C++, Java, PHP and Perl. SCOx is built on industry Web standards and enables easy integration with any Web services-enabled solutions including MicrosoftR .NET and SunOne J2EE applications. For more information on these solutions, please visit www.sco.com/scox. ends About SCO The SCO Group (NASDAQ: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries to grow their businesses everyday. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localized support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit http://www.sco.com. SCO, and the associated SCO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.