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OSF OFFERS NEW VOLUME BASED PRICING FOR MOTIF; ANNUAL PRICE WILL FACILITATE ADOPTION OF MOTIF ON LOW END COMPUTERS

 SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Software Foundation today announced an annual buyout option for its Motif(R) graphical user interface technology. This new option allows full distribution licensees to pay a fixed annual fee of $1 million per operating system for use or distribution of an unlimited number of copies of Motif in binary (executable object code) form.
 The annual buyout covers Motif 1.2.x binary copies used or distributed in a single 12-month ordering period for a single operating system. This option allows use or distribution of Motif on different hardware platforms as long as they employ the same operating system. For example, vendors who port their operating system to both RISC and CISC architectures may include their Motif copies for those systems under this buyout. No other changes have been made to the pricing of Motif 1.2.
 "This new pricing policy reflects the increase in the volume of Motif shipments to the open systems community," said Cathy Betz, OSF's Business Area Manager for Motif. Many industry analysts have declared that Motif has become the de facto Graphical User Interface (GUI) standard for platforms based on the X Window System. "This announcement will further facilitate the adoption of Motif on low end computers."
 This pricing option enables distributors of Motif to justify a high volume business and simplifies the accounting and royalty reporting requirements. It paves the way for high volume software and system vendors to reduce the cost of Motif on traditional high volume platforms and thereby increase their margins.
 "This will help the open systems community ship Motif in a more commodity-like fashion," continued Betz. "Those organizations expecting to use or re-distribute in excess of 45,000 copies per year should explore the value of the buyout."
 The Open Software Foundation is a not-for-profit research and development organization with the objective of enabling business users of information technology to exploit that technology to fundamentally change and improve the way they do business. OSF supplies software to make information technology easier to learn and easier to learn and easier to use, while enabling various vendors equipment to work together, and information and applications to be accessed and shared across distributed open computing environments. OSF has created a coalition of vendors and users working together, using an innovative open process, to find and implement the best, most relevant technologies from organizations throughout the world. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., the OSF has over 350 members and 300 employees worldwide.
 NOTE: OSF, Motif and Open Software Foundation are trademarks of the Open Software Foundation, Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Jack Dwyer of the Open Software Foundation, 617-621-7246/


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