Here's a review of Caldera's OpenLinux from 2001:
Caldera OpenLinux Workstation release 3.1 is a Linux, desktop operating system (OS) based on the
Linux 2.4.2 kernel. It's for stand-alone use or network use as either a client or server.
Caldera started shipping it on June 30, 2001. OpenLinux Workstation 3.1 replaces eDesktop 2.4 in the Caldera
I have a screenshot I took on July 23, 2003, as you can see from
the timestamp at the bottom.
I used an application I used to use as a paralegal to take screenshots
that would be accepted in courts
of law to establish dates. OpenLinux 3.1 sources were still available
for download 4 months after SCO
began its IBM litigation, from ftp.caldera.com, and no, I saw no wording telling me that it was for prior
customers only. Yes, the files were there. I actually am a prior customer, one step removed. I was given a copy of
OpenLinux before this date, but in any case, there were no
restrictions on the page that I saw.
Yes. That means to me that SCO released it under the GPL
once and for all, and by then they had already "discovered"
You could also buy OpenLinux on Tucows in June of 2003:
Or, if you preferred, you could get OpenLinux Server from InActSys in June:
They had the OpenLinux 3.1 Workstation available also in June: