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Caldera, Inc./ Caldera Systems, Inc. 1998 Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement
Tuesday, April 06 2004 @ 10:34 AM EDT

One of the hardest parts of the SCO story is figuring out exactly who they are, thanks to
all the name changes. By that I mean, they have just announced their 25th birthday, but
their SEC filings date the company's start from 1998. For example, their April 2003 10Q
filing said:

"The Company was originally incorporated as Caldera Systems, Inc. ('Caldera
Systems'), a Utah corporation, on August 21, 1998, and reincorporated as a
Delaware corporation on March 6, 2000.  In March 2000, Caldera Systems
completed an initial public offering of its common stock."
 
2000 is also the year that the DR-DOS lawsuit between Caldera, Inc. and Microsoft was
settled. SCO said in discovery that they were not party to the DR-DOS lawsuit. SCO Group
appears to be claiming to be oldSCO, when saying they will celebrate their 25th year. But
oldSCO is now Tarentella, and that company exists to this day. And Caldera, Inc. turned
over assets to Caldera Systems, Inc., and they later became the SCO Group, so I am puzzled
as to why they disclaim being party to the DR-DOS lawsuit. They seem to be claiming
parentage from only one parent, so to speak. However, I readily acknowledge I have not
yet figured it all out yet but am putting up research results as I find them.

Here's one piece in figuring out the puzzling history, the Caldera, Inc./Caldera Systems,
Inc. 1998 Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement. This isn't anything to do with Novell or oldSCO.
It's Caldera to Caldera. But it helps us figure out the names.

Note that Bryan Sparks was CEO of Caldera, Inc., and Ransom Love was CEO of
Caldera Systems at the time of this agreement.

This contract is also on Findlaw. Just go here and search in Utah for Caldera:
http://contracts.corporate.findlaw.com/agreements/sco/caldera.apa.1998.09.01.html

The agreement makes reference to exhibits, but I haven't found them yet. This
agreement was filed with the SEC in 2000, and you can find it at
http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1102542/0001035704-00-000008-index.html ,
but the exhibits were filed separately. Here is what they filed on that subject:

"Caldera Systems, Inc. has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission
a registration statement on Form S-1, including exhibits, schedules and
amendments filed with the registration statement, under the Securities Act with
respect to the common stock to be sold in this offering. This prospectus does
not contain all of the information set forth in this registration statement. For
further information about Caldera Systems, Inc. and the shares of common stock
to be sold in the offering, please refer to this registration statement. For
additional information, please refer to the exhibits that have been filed with
our registration statement on Form S-1.

"You may read and copy all or any portion of the registration statement or
any other information Caldera Systems files at the Securities and Exchange
Commission's public reference room at 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.,
20549. You can request copies of these documents upon payment of a duplicating
fee, by writing to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Please call the
Securities and Exchange Commission at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information
about the public reference rooms. Caldera Systems, Inc.'s Securities and
Exchange Commission filings, including the registration statement, will also be
available to you on the Securities and Exchange Commission's Web site
(http://www.sec.gov)."

There is a September 1, 1998 amendment to this Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement
filed as well, which I will put below the agreement.

On this page
( http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1102542/0000950134-00-001452-index.html )
which is the first stock offering filing, you will find this description of their company:

"CORPORATE INFORMATION
We began operations in 1994 as Caldera, Inc. In July 1996, Caldera, Inc.
acquired an additional business line which was not engaged in developing and
marketing Linux software. Caldera, Inc. subsequently made the strategic
determination to separate its two business lines into separate entities and,
under an asset purchase agreement, dated as of September 1, 1998, as amended,
sold the assets relating to its business of developing and marketing Linux
software to Caldera Systems, Inc., a newly formed corporation. Caldera Systems,
Inc. has operated as a separate legal entity engaged in developing and marketing
Linux software since September 1, 1998. Caldera Systems, Inc. was incorporated
in Utah in August 1998. We intend to reincorporate in Delaware prior to the
closing of this offering."



******************************************************************

ASSET PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT

THIS ASSET PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is made and
entered into this 1st day of September 1998, by and between CALDERA SYSTEMS,
INC., a Utah corporation ("Purchaser") and CALDERA, INC., a Utah corporation
("Seller").

RECITALS

A. Seller is in the business of developing, marketing, licensing, selling
and distributing Linux computer software and other software, products and
services relating to Linux (the "Business"). Seller desires to sell to Purchaser
all of Seller's assets used in or relating to the Business.

B. All of the assets Seller uses in or which relate to the Business
consist of the following, which shall hereinafter collectively be designated the
"Assets":

(i) Accounts Receivable - all accounts receivable of Seller as of
September 1, 1998, identified in and that will be the subject of the Bill
of Sale set forth in Exhibit "A" attached hereto,

(ii) Inventory - the items of inventory identified in and that will be
the subject of the Bill of Sale set forth in Exhibit "A" attached hereto,

(iii) Tangible Personal Property - the items of tangible personal
property in and that will be the subject of the Bill of Sale set forth in
Exhibit "A" attached hereto,

(iv) Customer Lists, Etc.- all of Seller's customer lists and
addresses of Seller's past, present and potential customers which will be
the subject of the Bill of Sale set forth in Exhibit "A" attached hereto,

(v) Contracts - certain rights, services and contractual obligations
under the contracts which were used by the Business and which Seller has
entered into identified in and that will be the subject of the Contracts
Assignment and Assumption Agreement set forth in Exhibit "B" attached
hereto.

(vi) Trademarks - all right, title and interest of Seller in and to
the trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, and product names and
the goodwill of the business associated therewith (the "Trademarks") as
identified in and that will be subject of the Trademarks Assignment
Agreement set forth in Exhibit "C" attached hereto,

(vii) Copyrights - all right, title and interest of Seller in and
to the copyrights, copyright applications, and copyright registrations (the
"Copyrights") identified in and what will be subject of the Copyright
Assignment Agreement set forth in exhibit "D" attached hereto,

(viii) Patents - all right, title and interest of Seller in and to
the patents and patent applications (the "Patents") identified in and that
will be subject of the Patent Assignment Agreement set forth in Exhibit "E"
attached hereto,

(ix) Intellectual Property - any other intellectual property used
in or relating to the Business (other than the Trademarks, Copyrights and
Patents) of Seller including, without limitation, all trade secrets,
proprietary technology, and confidential information, (the "Intellectual
Property") identified in and that will be subject of the Intellectual
Property Assignment Agreement set forth in Exhibit "F" attached hereto, and

(x) Numbers, Permits and Licenses - Seller's telephone and fax
numbers, permits and business licenses as identified in Exhibit "G"
attached hereto.

C. Purchaser desires to purchase the Assets from Seller and Seller
desires to sell the Assets to Purchaser, all as provided in this Agreement.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants, agreements,
representations and warranties contained herein and other good and valuable
consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the
parties agree as follows:

SECTION 1 -- TERMS OF PURCHASE

1.1 Purchase of Assets. In reliance on the representations and warranties
contained herein and in consideration of the purchase price as set forth in
section 1.3 hereof and subject to all other terms and conditions hereof, at the
Closing (as defined in section 2.1), and effective as of the Effective Date (as
defined in Section 2.1), Purchaser shall purchase and accept, and Seller shall
sell, assign, transfer, convey and deliver to Purchaser, all of Seller's rights,
titles and interests in and to all the Assets (defined in Recital Paragraph B, above).

1.2 No Assumption of Obligations, Liabilities and Indebtedness.

(a) Except for those obligations assumed pursuant to the Contracts
Assignment and Assumption Agreement (see Exhibit "B" attached hereto),
Purchaser shall not assume or in any way become liable for any obligations or
liabilities of or relating to the Assets or Seller.

(b) Except as expressly set forth in Section 1.2(a) hereof,
Purchaser does not by this Agreement, or otherwise, assume, become liable for
or agree to pay any obligation, liability or indebtedness of Seller which may
now exist or which may arise in the future, whether associated with the Assets,
the Business, Seller or otherwise.

(c) Any obligations, liabilities or indebtedness of Seller including,
but not limited to, contingent liabilities, such as, but not limited to,
liabilities relating to patent, trademark, copyright or other business
infringement, environmental or hazardous waste liability, tort liability,
employment discrimination, errors and omissions liability, employee payroll and
employee benefits liability, liability under employment agreements or pertaining
to covenants not to compete, obligations arising out of or relating to pension
plans and other retirement plans, and federal, state or local taxes, shall
remain the sole and separate responsibility of Seller, and Seller hereby agrees
to indemnify, defend and hold Purchaser harmless from and against any and all
such obligations, liabilities or indebtedness.

(d) Seller shall not assume or in any way become liable for any
obligations or liabilities of Purchaser relating to the Assets, the Business or
Purchaser that arise from the business and operations of Purchaser and that
occur in whole from and after the Closing.

1.3 Purchase Price and Allocation of Purchase Price. Subject to upward
adjustment as provided in this Section 1.3, the purchase price for the Assets
(the "Purchase Price") shall be Fifteen Million and no/100 Dollars
($15,000,000.00) and the Purchase Price shall be allocated to the Assets as set
forth on Exhibit "H" attached hereto. It is anticipated that the Purchaser will
obtain an appraisal or valuation of the Assets, as of the date hereof, for tax,
accounting or other purposes. In the event such an appraisal or valuation is
obtained and the fair market value of the Assets, as of the date hereof, is
greater than the Purchase Price, then the Purchase Price shall be increased to
the fair market value of the Assets; provided, however, any such appraisal or
valuation must be obtained before December 31, 1998, and any increase in the
Purchase Price shall not be due and payable until the later of (i) December 31,
1998 or (ii) sixty days after the receipt by Purchaser of said appraisal or
valuation.

1.4 Payment of Purchase Price. The Purchase Price shall be paid by
Purchaser by:

(a) delivering to the Seller a promissory note substantially in
the form of Exhibit "I" attached hereto, made by the Purchaser to the order of
the Seller in the original principal amount of $14,963,826 ($15,000,000 less
$36,174 of liabilities assumed as set forth in Section 1.4(b)) (the "Promissory
Note"), together with a Security Agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit
"J" attached hereto; and

(b) assuming liabilities in the amount of $36,174 as identified
in the Contracts Assignment and Assumption Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit
"B".

1.5 Taxes. The Purchase Price shall be exclusive of any sales or
similar taxes that may be imposed. Seller shall be solely responsible for any
sales or similar taxes that may be imposed on the purchase and sale of the
Assets contemplated by this Agreement.

1.6 Documentation of Sale of Accounts Receivable, Inventory and
Tangible Personal Property. At the Closing Seller shall execute and deliver to
Purchaser the Bill of Sale attached hereto as Exhibit "A" (the "Bill of Sale")
to evidence and effect the transfer of the accounts receivable, inventory and
other tangible personal property identified in Exhibit "A".

1.7 Documentation of Assignment and Assumption of Contracts. At the
Closing Seller and Purchaser shall execute and deliver to the other the
Contracts Assignment and Assumption Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit "B" to
evidence and effect the assignment and assumption of said contracts.

1.8 Documentation of Assignment of Trademarks. At the Closing Seller
and Purchaser shall execute and deliver to the other the Trademarks Assignment
Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit "C" to evidence and effect the assignment
of the Trademarks.

1.9 Documentation of Assignment of Copyrights. At the Closing Seller
and Purchaser shall execute and deliver to the other the Copyright Assignment
Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit "D" to evidence and effect the assignment
of the Copyrights.

1.10 Documentation of Assignment of Patents. At the Closing Seller
and Purchaser shall execute and deliver to the other the Patent Assignment
Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit "E" to evidence and effect the assignment
of the Patents.

1.11 Documentation of Assignment of Intellectual Property. At the
Closing Seller and Purchaser shall execute and deliver to the other the
Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit "F" to
evidence and effect the assignment of the Intellectual Property. Seller agrees
to execute any and all such further or other documents that Purchaser prepares
which are reasonably necessary to further evidence or effect the purpose and
intention of this Agreement.

1.12 Documentation of Assignment of Numbers, Permits and Licenses.
At the Closing Seller shall assign and transfer to Purchaser the telephone and
fax numbers, permits and business licenses as identified in Exhibit "G"
attached hereto.

1.13 Bulk Transfer Compliance. Purchaser hereby waives compliance by
Seller with the provisions of the Utah or other applicable "bulk transfer"
statutes. Seller hereby indemnifies and agrees to defend and hold Purchaser
harmless from and against any liability or obligation to creditors of Seller or
to others that may result from failure to comply with the Utah or other
applicable "bulk transfer" laws in connection with the purchase and sale of the
Assets.

SECTION 2 - THE CLOSING

2.1 Closing. The closing of the transaction contemplated by this
Agreement (the "Closing") shall be held at the office of Seller in Orem, Utah,
at 11:00 a.m. local time, on September 1, 1998, or at such other time or place
as the parties may hereafter agree in writing. That date, or if the Closing is
advanced or postponed under this Section 2.1, then notwithstanding the date to
which it is advanced or postponed, the effective date of the Closing shall be
12:01 a.m. on September 1, 1998, and is in this Agreement designated the
"Effective Date."

2.2 Events at the Closing. The following events shall occur at the
Closing, each of which shall be a condition precedent to each of the others and
all of which shall be deemed to have occurred concurrently:


Seller's Deliverables

(a) Seller shall deliver possession of its business premises to
purchaser and in connection therewith, shall provide Purchaser with keys to the
Leasehold Premises, all as shall be allowed and agreed by Seller's Landlord;

(b) Seller shall execute and deliver to Purchaser the Bill of
Sale (see Exhibit "A" attached hereto);

(c) Seller shall execute and deliver to Purchaser the Contracts
Assignment and Assumption Agreement (see Exhibit "B" attached hereto);

(d) Seller shall execute and deliver to Purchaser the
Trademarks Assignment Agreement (see Exhibit "C" attached hereto);

(e) Seller shall execute and deliver to Purchaser the
Copyrights Assignment Agreement (see Exhibit "D" attached hereto);

(f) Seller shall execute and deliver to Purchaser the
Patent Assignment Agreement (see Exhibit "E" attached hereto);

(g) Seller shall execute and deliver to Purchaser the
Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement (see Exhibit "F" attached hereto);

(h) Seller shall execute and deliver to Purchaser an assignment
and transfer of the telephone and fax numbers, permits and business licenses as
identified in Exhibit "G" attached hereto;

(i) Seller shall execute and deliver to Purchaser such other
documents as may be reasonably required by Purchaser to evidence Seller's
compliance with any covenant and condition herein set forth or to complete the
transactions herein contemplated;

PURCHASER'S DELIVERABLES

(j) Purchaser shall execute and deliver to Seller the
Promissory Note (see Exhibit "I" attached hereto);

(k) Purchaser shall execute and deliver to Seller the
Security Agreement (see Exhibit "J" attached hereto);

(l) Purchaser shall execute and deliver to Seller a copy of the
Contracts Assignment and Assumption Agreement (see Exhibit "B" attached hereto);

(m) Purchaser shall execute and deliver to Seller a copy of the
Trademarks Assignment Agreement (see Exhibit "C" attached hereto);

(n) Purchaser shall execute and deliver to Seller a copy of the
Copyrights Assignment Agreement (see Exhibit "D" attached hereto);

(o) Purchaser shall execute and deliver to Seller the Patent
Assignment Agreement (see Exhibit "E" attached hereto);

(p) Purchaser shall execute and deliver to Seller the
Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement (see Exhibit "F" attached hereto);

(q) Purchaser shall execute and deliver to Seller an acceptance of
the assignment and transfer of the telephone and fax numbers, permits and
business licenses as identified in Exhibit "G" attached hereto;

(r) Purchaser shall execute and deliver to Seller such other
documents as may be reasonably required by Seller to evidence Purchaser's
compliance with any covenant and condition herein set forth or to complete the
transactions herein contemplated.

SECTION 3 - REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

3.1 Representations and Warranties of Seller. Except as set forth in the
Schedule of Seller's Exceptions in Exhibit "K" attached hereto, Seller
represents and warrants to Purchaser as follows:

(a) Sale of All Assets. By this Agreement and the instruments
contemplated hereby, Seller is transferring to Purchaser all of the assets of
Seller that are used in the Business.

(b) Title to Assets; Liens. Seller has good and marketable title to
the Assets and none of the Assets are subject to any mortgage, pledge, lien,
security interest, lease, charge, claim or encumbrance. Neither the Seller nor
any of Seller's affiliates use any asset, other than the Assets, in the
Business.

(c) Litigation. There is no material suit, action, litigation
or other proceeding or governmental or administrative investigation or inquiry
pending or threatened against Seller, the Business, and/or the Assets, which, if
decided adversely to the interests of Seller, would prevent or prohibit Seller
from transferring the Assets, free and clear from any security interests,
liens, charges, claims or other encumbrances of any nature whatsoever or from
otherwise complying in full with the provisions of this Agreement.

(d) Authorization. Seller is a corporation duly organized, validly
existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Utah. Seller has
all the requisite corporate and legal power and authority to own, lease and
operate the Assets as currently owned, leased and operated. Seller is duly
licensed, authorized and qualified to transact business and is in good standing
in Utah.

(e) Execution and Enforceability. This Agreement, the Bill of Sale,
the Contracts Assignment and Assumption Agreement, Trademarks Assignment
Agreement, Copyrights Assignment Agreement, Patent Assignment Agreement, the
Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement (see Exhibits "A"
through "F", respectively) and any other document required to be executed by
Seller at the Closing, will, when duly executed and delivered by Seller,
constitute valid and binding obligations of Seller, enforceable against Seller
in accordance with their respective terms.

(f) Seller's Records. In contemplation of this Agreement, Purchaser
has had access to Seller's files, documents and business records. Seller agrees
to keep and make available to Seller and its representatives during business
hours with reasonable notice, all of its files, documents and business records
relating to any of its present customers and past customers within the last
three (3) years (the "Records"). Seller may examine and make copies of the
Records, provided Seller agrees to and Seller hereby does agree to keep
confidential all confidential and proprietary information and trade secrets, if
any, in the Records. Nothing in this Section 3.1(f) shall require Seller to
retain any of the Records beyond the period for which they must be maintained
pursuant to applicable tax laws and regulations.

3.2 Representations and Warranties of Purchaser. Except as set forth in
the Schedule of Purchaser's Exceptions in Exhibit "L" attached hereto, Purchaser
represents and warrants to Seller as follows:

(a) Authorization. Purchaser is a corporation, duly organized,
validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Utah and
has all necessary corporate power and corporate authority to consummate the
transactions contemplated herein. This Agreement, and the transactions
contemplated herein, have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action
on the part of Purchaser.

(b) Execution and Enforceability. This Agreement and any other
documents required to be executed by Purchaser at the Closing will, when duly
executed and delivered by Purchaser constitute valid and binding obligations of
Purchaser, enforceable against Purchaser in accordance with their respective
terms.

(c) Compliance with Other Instruments; Consents. Purchase is not in
material violation of any material agreement, instrument, judgment, decree or
order applicable to Purchaser, and to Purchaser's best knowledge and belief, of
any material statute, rule or governmental regulation applicable to Purchaser.
The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by Purchaser and the
transactions contemplated hereby will not result in any material violation of,
be in conflict with or constitute a material default under any such material
agreement, instrument, judgment, decree or order or, to the best knowledge and
belief of Purchaser, of any such material statute, rule or governmental
regulation. No consent of any vendor, lessor, lender or creditor of Purchaser,
or any other person, is necessary in order for Purchaser to consummate this
Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby in accordance with
all of the provisions herein contained.

SECTION 4 -- COVENANTS OF SELLER AND PURCHASER

4.1 Covenants of Seller. Seller hereby covenants to and agrees with
Purchaser that:

(a) Maintenance of Assets. Prior to the Closing, Seller shall
maintain the Assets in customary repair, order and condition, and will maintain
insurance thereon in such amounts and of such kinds as is and currently in
effect.

(b) Maintenance of Free and Clear Title. Prior to the Closing,
Seller shall not mortgage, pledge or subject to any lien, charge, claim or
encumbrance any of the Assets or transfer, convey or lease any of the Assets or
any of Seller's rights, titles or interests therein, outside of the ordinary
course of business.

(c) Conduct of the Business. Prior to the Closing, Seller shall
conduct the activities of the Business in the ordinary, normal and customary
course and manner, keep proper business and accounting records, and, both before
and at all times after the Closing, use Seller's best efforts to preserve the
Business and its material customers intact and preserve for and make available
to Purchaser all of Seller's customers and the goodwill of the Business and the
goodwill of the Clients, customers, distributors and others having business
material relationships with the Business.

(d) Representations and Warranties True at Closing. If any
representation or warranty of Seller set forth in this Agreement becomes
inaccurate in any material respect at or before the Closing, Seller shall
immediately inform Purchaser in writing of the particulars in which any such
warranty or representation is no longer accurate. Despite such disclosure by
Seller, any such material inaccuracy shall constitute a failure of the
conditions precedent to the obligations of Purchaser as set forth in Section 6.1
hereof, and Purchaser shall have the right and option either to waive such
condition or to terminate this Agreement.

4.2 Covenants of Purchaser. Purchaser hereby covenants to and agrees with
Seller that if any representation or warranty of Purchaser set forth in this
Agreement becomes inaccurate in any material respect at or before the Closing,
Purchaser shall immediately inform Seller in writing of the particulars in which
any such warranty or representation is no longer accurate. Despite such
disclosure by Purchaser, any such material inaccuracy shall constitute a failure
of the conditions precedent to the obligations of Seller as set forth in Section
6.2 hereof, and Seller shall have the right and option either to waive such
condition or to terminate this Agreement.

SECTION 5 - SPECIAL PROVISIONS

5.1 Seller's Employees. All employees of Seller shall be terminated, as of
or before the Effective Date. Purchaser shall not be responsible for, and Seller
agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Purchaser from and against any and
all claims, losses, damages, fees, costs or liabilities that arise or accrue as
a direct or indirect result of or in connection with Seller's prior employment
of or Seller's termination of the employment of Seller's Employees, including,
but not limited to, any claims or wrongful or unlawful termination or discharge
that are threatened or brought by Seller's Employees. Nothing contained herein
shall be construed as an agreement by Purchaser to provide employment for any of
Seller's Employees or, should Purchaser determine to employ any of Seller's
Employees after the Effective Date, to continue the employment of any Seller's
Employees to the extent Purchaser determines, for any reason, that such employee
does not meet Purchaser's standards of performance or productivity or that such
employee is no longer needed or desired as an employee of Purchaser.

SECTION 6 - CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO CLOSING

6.1 Conditions Precedent to the Obligations of Purchaser. The obligation
of Purchaser to purchase the Assets and to consummate the transactions
contemplated hereby is subject to fulfillment by Seller prior to or at the
Closing of all of the conditions set forth in this Section 6.1. Purchaser may
waive any or all of said conditions in whole or in part without prior notice;
provided, however, that no such waiver of a condition shall constitute a waiver
by Purchaser of any other condition or of its other rights or remedies, at law
or in equity.

(a) Seller's Representations and Warranties True at Closing. All
representations and warranties of Seller contained in this Agreement, the
Contracts Assignment and Assumption Agreement, Trademarks Assignment Agreement,
Copyrights Assignment Agreement, Patent Assignment Agreement, the Intellectual
Property Assignment Agreement (see Exhibits "A" through "F", respectively) and
any other written document, agreement or statement to be delivered to Purchaser
by Seller at or before Closing pursuant to this Agreement, shall be accurate in
all material respects on and as of the Effective Date as though such
representations and warranties were made at and as of the Closing Date.

(b) Authorization. All material proceedings required to be taken and
all consents required to be obtained in connection with the transactions
contemplated by this Agreement, shall have been taken, completed or obtained, as
the case may be, and all documents incident thereto shall be reasonably
satisfactory in form and substance to Purchaser, who shall have received
originals or certified or other copies of all of such documents as Seller may
reasonably request.

(c) No Insolvency Action. No petition in bankruptcy, insolvency
proceeding or a petition for reorganization or for the appointment of a
receiver or trustee shall have been filed by or against Seller.

6.2 Conditions Precedent to the Obligations of Seller. All
obligations of Seller under this Agreement are subject to fulfillment by
Purchaser prior to or at the Closing of all of the conditions set forth in this
Section 6.2. Seller may waive any or all of said conditions in whole or in part
without prior notice; provided, however, that no such waiver of a condition
shall constitute a waiver by Seller of any other condition or of Seller's other
rights or remedies, at law or in equity.

(a) Purchaser's Representations and Warranties True at Closing.
All representations and warranties of Purchaser contained in this Agreement or
in any written statement delivered to Seller by Purchaser pursuant to this
Agreement shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the
Effective Date as though such representation and warranties were made at and as
of the Effective Date.

(b) Performance Agreements. Purchaser shall have performed all
obligations and agreements and complied with all covenants and conditions
contained in this Agreement to be performed and complied with by Purchaser on
or prior to the Effective Date.

(c) Authorization. All corporate and other proceedings required
to be taken by Purchaser and all consents required to be obtained in connection
with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, shall have been taken,
completed or obtained, as the case may be, and all documents incident thereto
shall be reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to Seller, who shall
have received originals or certified or other copies of all of such documents
as Seller may reasonably request.

(d) No Litigation. No action or proceeding shall be pending or
threatened to restrain or prevent the carrying out of the transactions
contemplated hereby.

SECTION 7 - TERMINATION

7.1 Right to Terminate Agreement. This Agreement may be terminated
upon the occurrence of any of the following events:

(a) by Purchaser, by written notice from Purchaser to Seller,
if any of the conditions set forth in Section 6.1 hereof have not been
fulfilled by the Closing;

(b) by Seller, by written notice from Seller to Purchaser, if
any of the conditions set forth in Section 6.2 hereof have not been fulfilled
by the Closing;

(c) by Seller or Purchaser, by written notice to the other, if
the Closing shall not have been held prior to September 30, 1998, or such later
date as the parties shall mutually agree in writing; or

(d) the parties shall mutually agree in writing to terminate
this Agreement.

7.2 Effect of Termination. Upon termination of this Agreement
pursuant to Section 7.1 hereof, all obligations of the Parties pursuant to this
Agreement shall terminate and shall be of no further force and effect such that
Purchaser shall have no further obligations to Seller and Seller shall have no
further obligations to Purchaser, except that Purchaser shall not use and shall
keep confidential any and all information, customer lists, customer addresses,
supplier addresses, price lists, agreements, trade secrets and/or business
plans of Seller relating to the Business.


SECTION 8 - GENERAL
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8.1 Costs. The parties shall each pay their own costs and expenses
(including attorneys' fees and accountants' fees) incurred or to be incurred by
them in negotiating and preparing this Agreement and in closing and carrying
out the transactions contemplated hereby.


8.2 Headings. The section and other headings of this Agreement are
included for purposes of convenience only, and shall not affect the
construction or interpretation of any of its provisions.

8.3 Entire Agreement; Modification. This Agreement (including the
recitals A through C hereof and Exhibits "A" through "L" attached hereto and
the representations and warranties set forth herein), constitute the entire
agreement between the parties pertaining to the subject matter of the
transactions contemplated by this Agreement. This Agreement supersedes all
written or oral, prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations,
warranties and understandings of the parties with respect thereto. No
supplement, modification or amendment of this Agreement shall be binding unless
executed in writing by the parties.

8.4 Parties in Interest. Nothing in this Agreement, whether express
or implied, is intended to confer any rights or remedies under or by reason
of this Agreement on any persons other than the
parties to this Agreement and their respective successors and permitted assigns,
nor is anything in this Agreement intended to relieve or discharge the
obligation or liability of any third persons to any party to this Agreement, nor
shall any provision hereof give any third party any right of subrogation or
action over or against any party to this Agreement.

8.5 Binding Effect; No Assignment. This Agreement shall be binding on
and shall inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective legal
representatives, successors and assigns. None of the rights or obligations under
this Agreement of any party to this Agreement may be conveyed, transferred,
assigned or delegated expressly, by operation of law or otherwise, without the
prior written consent of the other party to this Agreement.

8.6 Survival of Representations and Warranties. All representations,
warranties, covenants and agreements of the parties contained in this Agreement
or in any instrument or other writing provided for in this Agreement shall
survive the Closing and the term of this Agreement and shall not be deemed
merged into any documents delivered at the Closing.

8.7 Additional Documents After the Closing. Purchaser shall after the
Closing execute and deliver to Seller such other documents as may be reasonably
required by Seller to evidence Purchaser's compliance with any covenant and
condition herein set forth or to complete the transactions herein contemplated.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Purchaser shall comply with
all reasonable requests of Seller in connection with the recordation of any
assignments or transfers under this Agreement.

8.8 Arbitration. Any controversy or dispute arising out of or relating
to this Agreement or its subject matter which the parties are unable to resolve
within ten (10) days after written notice by one party to the other party of the
existence of such controversy or dispute, may be submitted to binding
arbitration by either party. If so submitted to arbitration, the matter shall be
finally settled by binding arbitration conducted in accordance with the current
rules and procedures of the American Arbitration Association. Such arbitration
shall take place in Orem, Utah. The decision by the arbitrator on any matter
submitted to arbitration shall be binding and conclusive upon the parties, their
heirs, successors and assigns, as the case may be and they shall comply with
such decision in good faith. Each party hereby submits itself to the
jurisdiction of the state and federal courts within the State of Utah for the
entry of judgment with respect to the decision of the arbitrator hereunder.
Judgment upon the award may be entered in any state or federal court within the
State of Utah and/or any other court having jurisdiction. At the unilateral
option of either party, this Section 8.8 shall not apply to any claim or cause
of action arising from any breach of Section 7.2 hereof regarding confidentiality
or from any infringement of intellectual property.

8.9 Notices. All notices, requests, demands and other communications made
under, pursuant to or in accordance with this Agreement, except for normal
day-to-day business communications which may be made orally or in a writing sent
by fax, regular mail or hand delivered without need for a receipt, shall be in
writing and shall either be delivered personally or deposited in the United
States mails and sent by first-class mail, certified, return receipt requested,
postage prepaid and properly addressed as follows:

If to Purchaser, to:

Caldera Systems, Inc.
240 West Center Street
Orem, Utah 84057


Attention: Chief Executive Officer

If to Seller, to:

Caldera, Inc.
240 West Center Street
Orem, Utah 84057

Attention: Chief Executive Officer

or to such other address or addresses as a party thereto may indicate to the
other party in the manner provided for by this Section 8.9. Notices given by
mail shall be deemed effective and complete forty-eight (48) hours following
the time of posting and mailing thereof in accordance herewith, and notices
delivered personally shall be deemed effective and complete at the time of the
delivery thereof and the obtaining of a signed receipt therefor.

8.10 Severability. Whenever possible, each provision of this
Agreement shall be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid
under applicable law, but if any provision of this Agreement shall be
prohibited or invalid under applicable law, such provision shall be ineffective
to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity without invalidating the
remainder of such provision or the remaining provisions of this Agreement,
where the context requires, the singular shall include the plural and the
plural shall include the singular, and any gender or the neuter gender shall
include both other genders as the case may require.

8.1 Waiver. No waiver of any provision of this Agreement shall be
deemed or shall constitute a waiver of any other provision, whether or not
similar, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver. No waiver
shall be binding unless executed in writing by the party hereto making such waiver.

8.12 Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the
laws of the State of Utah applied to contracts made and to be fully performed
entirely within such State between residents of such State. All disputes arising
out of this Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue
of the Utah state courts of Utah County, Utah (or, if there is exclusive federal
jurisdiction, the United States District Court of Utah), and the parties consent
to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of these courts.

8.13 Time is of the Essence. Time is of the essence in this Agreement.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Agreement has been executed by the parties as of
the day and year first above written.

Purchaser: Caldera Systems, Inc.

By: /s/ RANSOM H. LOVE
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Ransom H. Love
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Seller: Caldera, Inc.

By: /s/ BRYAN SPARKS
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Bryan Sparks
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__________________________________________________________

EXHIBIT 10.9

AMENDMENT
TO
ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENT
OF
CALDERA, SYSTEMS, INC. AND CALDERA, INC.


This Amendment to that certain Asset Purchase Agreement dated as of
September 1, 1998 (the "Agreement") by and between Caldera Systems, Inc., a Utah
corporation ("Purchaser") and Caldera, Inc., a Utah corporation ("Seller") is
dated and effective as of September 1, 1998.

1. The Agreement is hereby amended by striking and deleting the first
sentence of Section 1.3 as it presently exists and substituting for and in lieu
thereof the following:

1.1 Purchase Price and Allocation of Purchase Price. Subject to upward
adjustment as provided in this Section 1.3, the purchase price for the
Asset (the "Purchase Price") shall be Nineteen Million Nine Hundred Twenty
Eight Thousand Eight Hundred Forty Eight and no/100 Dollars $19,928,848.00
and the Purchase Price shall be allocated to the Assets as set forth on
Exhibit "H" attached hereto.

2. The Agreement is hereby amended by adding a new subsection (c) in
Section 1.4 as follows:

and (c) by canceling $4,928,848.00 of indebtedness owed by seller to the
Canopy Group, Inc. and which indebtedness has then been assigned by the
Canopy Group, Inc. to the purchaser.

3. The Agreement is hereby amended by striking and deleting the Section
1.6 as it presently exists and substituting for and in lieu thereof the
following:

1.6 Documentation of Sale of Inventory and Tangible Personal Property. At
the Closing Seller shall execute and deliver to Purchaser the Bill of Sale
attached hereto as Exhibit "A" (the "Bill of Sale") to evidence and effect
the transfer of the inventory and other tangible personal property
identified in Exhibit "A".

4. The Agreement is hereby amended by striking and deleting subsection
(i) entitled "Accounts Receivable" under Section B, of the Recitals.

5. Except as herein amended, the Agreement shall remain in full force
and effect.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Amendment to the Asset
Purchase Agreement as of the day above first written.



CALDERA SYSTEMS, INC.



By: /s/ RANSOM H. LOVE
----------------------------

Title: President/CEO
-------------------------


CALDERA, INC.

By: /s/ Bryan Sparks
----------------------------

Title: CEO
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