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Caldera Establishes Japanese Subsidiary -- Caldera K.K. -- With Support From Fujitsu and Hitachi.

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OREM, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2001

Local Office Demonstrates Caldera's Long-Term Commitment to

Providing Linux and UNIX UNIX

Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics).
 for Business in Japan;

Fujitsu and Hitachi Show Support Through Investment

Caldera caldera: see crater.

Large, bowl-shaped volcanic depression that forms when the top of a volcanic cone collapses into the space left after magma is ejected during a violent volcanic eruption. The term is Spanish for “caldron.
 International Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD CALD

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), the global leader "Unifying UNIX with Linux for Business," Thursday announced the formation of its Japanese subsidiary, Caldera K.K.

Backed by key industry partners, Caldera K.K. will have local offices providing local Linux and UNIX business solutions to the Japanese marketplace. Investments by Fujitsu Ltd. and Hitachi Ltd. in Caldera K.K. accelerate and support Caldera's business focus.

"Fujitsu welcomes the establishment of Caldera K.K.," said Akira Ozora, general manager, Linux Division of Fujitsu Ltd. "We believe the high reliability and stability of OpenLinux will lead toward its increased application in the business market.

"We have been expanding our product line-up and support menu for business-use Linux systems, and now, in cooperation with the newly established Caldera K.K., we look forward to providing optimal Linux solutions for our customers in Japan and further expanding Linux applications for the business market."

"Hitachi sees Caldera as a leader in providing Linux and UNIX solutions for Japan," said Masato Manda, director, Linux Business Center, Platform Solution Development Division of Hitachi Ltd.

"Our support for Caldera K.K. is reflective of that leadership. Caldera K.K. brings with it the services, knowledge and technology that we believe will ensure success in a Japanese business setting. Hitachi will work hand-in-hand with Caldera to take Linux to the next level in the market."

"Japan partners have waited a long time for a strong Linux provider to demonstrate a lasting business commitment," said Ransom Love Ransom Love is the co-founder and former chief executive officer of Caldera, now the SCO Group. After the SCO v. IBM lawsuit was started by his successor Darl McBride, he officially terminated all relationships with the company and joined the board of directors of Progeny , chief executive officer of Caldera International.

"Caldera K.K. now provides customers with local, customized Linux and UNIX solutions. Fujitsu and Hitachi's choice to invest in Caldera demonstrates their confidence in our ability above others to meet the needs of the Japanese business market."

Makoto Asoh will lead Caldera K.K. as its representative director and country manager. Asoh previously worked with Nihon SCO (The SCO Group, Lindon, UT, A leading vendor of Unix operating systems for the x86 platform. SCO had also offered Linux, but abandoned the line in the spring of 2003. The SCO Group is the combination of two companies: Utah-based Caldera, Inc. , which was recently acquired by Caldera. Love announced the formation of Caldera K.K. in Tokyo at a press conference held May 31, 2001. Love will deliver a keynote speech keynote speech
See keynote address.

Noun 1. keynote speech - a speech setting forth the keynote
keynote address

keynote - the principal theme in a speech or literary work
 at LinuxWorld Tokyo on June 1, 2001 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tokyo Big Site.

Caldera International Inc.

Caldera International 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, Caldera has representation in 82 countries and has 15,000+ resellers worldwide. For more information on Caldera products and services, visit

Caldera 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 United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  and/or other countries.

LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds Linus Benedict Torvalds   (born December 28 1969 in Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish software engineer best known for initiating the development of the Linux kernel. .

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the U.S and other countries.

Forward-Looking Statements forward-looking statement

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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 The inability of a Husband and Wife to cohabit in a marital relationship.

incompatibility n. the state of a marriage in which the spouses no longer have the mutual desire to live together and/or stay married, and is thus a ground for divorce
 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 A software license from the Free Software Foundation (FSF) that ensures every user receives the essential freedoms that define "free" software, which is free of restrictions (see free software). ; 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 Form 10-Q

See 10-Q.
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