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More Project Monterey Evidence - Caldera and AIX 5L
Saturday, April 30 2005 @ 04:23 PM EDT

An anonymous reader has found a 2001 Caldera press release still on SCO's website. For those who are new, Caldera later changed its name to The SCO Group. I think it is of value to support Kurt Wall's recollection that Caldera's Ransom Love backed AIX 5L, even after Project Monterey was over and thought it would benefit his company. The press release has a subhead, "OpenLinux Server 64 to Supplement AIX 5L," and it says this:

Caldera’s 64-bit Linux offering complements its recently announced AIX 5LTM technology – a UNIX system solution developed with IBM® for Itanium based systems. The combination of AIX 5L with Linux affinity feature and OpenLinux Server 64 provide the industry with the most complete suite of platforms to deploy Linux solutions on Itanium based processors.

Caldera describes itself as "the global leader 'Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business'." Nowadays I'd describe Caldera, now calling itself the SCO Group, as the global leader in saying you can't unify Linux with UNIX, but that was then and this is now. What changed? I'd say it's the management of Caldera, now SCO.


Caldera Extends 64-Bit Product Line

Caldera Previews 64-bit Linux for Intel Itanium Processors

OpenLinux Server 64 to Supplement AIX 5L

OREM, UT—June 7, 2001— Caldera International Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD), the global leader “Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business,” today announced the availability of its OpenLinux Server 64 preview, a fully functional snapshot of 64-bit Linux for Intel® ItaniumTM-based systems. General availability of OpenLinux Server 64 is scheduled for late third quarter 2001.

Caldera OpenLinux Server 64 delivers an enterprise class Linux server platform for Intel Itanium-based systems. OpenLinux Server 64 provides proven, high-quality Internet services such as web servers, file and print servers and network infrastructure, as well as the performance platform for Linux enterprise solutions. OpenLinux Server 64 represents the culmination of efforts by Caldera and other members of the IA-64 Linux project to craft a 64-bit operating system for the next generation of Standard High Volume (SHV) server platforms.

Caldera’s 64-bit Linux offering complements its recently announced AIX 5LTM technology – a UNIX system solution developed with IBM® for Itanium based systems. The combination of AIX 5L with Linux affinity feature and OpenLinux Server 64 provide the industry with the most complete suite of platforms to deploy Linux solutions on Itanium based processors.

"Itanium systems represent the next generation of high-end computing platforms," said Ransom Love, CEO of Caldera. "OpenLinux Server 64 supplements Caldera's range of platforms that span from desktop to data center. As a Linux leader, we have the expertise to provide an operating system such as OpenLinux Server 64 that exploits Itanium's capacity of supporting mission-critical business applications."

"Itanium-based systems deliver world-class operation for the most demanding enterprise and high-performance computing applications," said Victor Krutul, manager of Software Programs at Intel. "Caldera OpenLinux Server 64 will provide business-focused customers with a smooth migration path to deploy Itanium systems as their application needs grow."

With its global channel of over 15,000 resellers and extensive Linux industry experience, Caldera is uniquely qualified to deliver Itanium processor based solutions to all major markets worldwide. Additionally, as the "Linux for Business" leader, Caldera is the ideal partner to deliver on the promise of Linux.

Early access software is available now at: For more information regarding OpenLinux Server 64, IA-64 and other Caldera products, contact Caldera at

Caldera International, Inc.

Caldera International (Nasdaq: CALD) is the leader in "Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business." Caldera was the first to create the "Develop-on, Deploy-on, Manage" strategy for Linux-based clients and servers. Based in Orem, UT, Caldera has representation in 82 countries and has 15,000+ resellers worldwide. For more information on Caldera products and services, visit

Caldera, OpenLinux and "Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business" are trademarks or registered trademarks 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.

IBM and AIX 5L are trademarks or registered trademarks of IBM.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

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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corrections here - firstly is 2001 NOT 1991
Authored by: thorpie on Saturday, April 30 2005 @ 04:46 PM EDT
it is 2001

The memories of a man in his old age are the deeds of a man in his prime -
Floyd, Pink

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Correction: 1991 -> 2001
Authored by: Freespirit on Saturday, April 30 2005 @ 04:48 PM EDT
The press release is from 2001, not 1991! :-)

Thought it sounded strange that anybody was talking about 64 bit linux in 91


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Off Topic Here
Authored by: mikebmw on Saturday, April 30 2005 @ 04:58 PM EDT

In a World without fences, who needs Gates?

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More Project Monterey Evidence - Caldera and AIX 5L
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, April 30 2005 @ 05:07 PM EDT
The marketing spin may be "unifying unix and linux", but technically
that doesn't seem to be what it's describing.

Rather, this is a version of Linux (OpenLinux Server 64), and a version of
Unix(TM) which has some ability to run linux programs (the Linux affinity

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Key value of press release: Caldera destroyed its own Unix business
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, April 30 2005 @ 05:51 PM EDT
The main point that the press release illustrates is that Caldera, in pitting
Linux against its own Unix business, is itself more at fault for destroying the
Unix business. Yeah I know they said "complement," but the the market
thought otherwise, and they helped it. So why accuse IBM?

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PowerPC FAQ at Applefritter from 12 May 2000
Authored by: IMANAL on Saturday, April 30 2005 @ 06:17 PM EDT
The PowerPC FAQ of Applefritter had some things to say about project Monterey:

"AIX is IBM's proprietary UNIX for the POWER and PowerPC architectures. It runs on various PowerPC workstations and servers (e.g., RS/6000) and boards from companies such as Motorola and CETIA.

Currently, IBM and SCO are teaming up to share technologies between AIX and SCO's UNIX technologies. This is the first step in Project Monterey, which outlines a new UNIX that will run on PowerPC, x86, and IA-64 platforms.


IM Absolutely Not A Lawyer

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Agents are Agents! History can not erase their actions (or lack or action)!
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, April 30 2005 @ 07:31 PM EDT
History is History

Once an agent, then always an agent.

The laws of Agency prevail. This FACT that an actual, apparent, or obstensible
agent acted or failed to act in the present or the past creates an event where a
principle is bound. The ACT is historical because of FACT.

The Monterey event is another fact that SCOx is trying to change but it can not
erase the ACTs of agents (both past and present). Liability of the acts of
present agents, who might be attempting to erase the acts of past agents, is now
in question. SCOx needs to watch it'self as they have stockholders making
decisions based on their FUD, they have partners, they have competitors, rhey
have customers, all who are indeed watching and who have real lawyers who will
advise them if they have been harmed...

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And the point flew out the window ...
Authored by: bbaston on Sunday, May 01 2005 @ 01:49 AM EDT
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And the point flew out the window ... (Score:?)
by Anonymous Reader on 2005.05.01 1:41

Methinks it is the writer of this article (Kurt Wall) who has no clue as to the meaning of the Groklaw articles on Project Monterey, IBM's intentions concerning the POWER processor, and the SCO lawsuit against IBM.

Specifically, ya'll, SCO claims no knowledge of Monterey working on POWER as the (latest) basis of their charges against IBM. Ms. Jones' articles simply point out the untruth of SCO's claim. In fact, the contention by SCO in court against IBM that Monterey was never intended for POWER processors is the baffling occurance.

"It has been baffling to read of the "revelation" that Monterey would run on POWER, when it was well known to all from the outset. More facts don't make a better argument."

No, the bafflement is why SCO says Monterey was never intended for POWER. This is why Jones is presenting proof that it was known to them.

"We understand that the stories have already been modified to reflect input from outside the Groklaw forum itself - some of the phrases we quote have already disappeared - and a further article explaining the saga will follow."

Having proven he hasn't a clue why the information was presented, Kurt Wall now proves he hasn't a clue how Ms. Jones keeps her site up to date with current information.

Editorial revisions are not a conspiracy to hide anything, and now Wall claims revisions in response to his article -- an article completely and amazingly unaware of what is going on in SCO vs. IBM. Certainly information Wall "discussed" here isn't worthy of considering itself the cause of Jones' updates.

In fact, I'd say the article is proof of how "no clue" unknowledgeable your own editors are on the lawsuit. Embarrasing content, at the least, to see coverage of an "amateur" by a "professional" make a fool of the professionals.

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