From: SCO Information <i...@sco.COM>
Subject: "SCO Contributes to Open Source..."
Organization: The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
SCO Contributes to the Open Source Community; Kicks Off Open Source Initiatives
Company to Release Key Technologies, Source Code, and Resources for
Software Developers; "Ancient" UNIX Source Code Available for Free
LINUX BUSINESS EXPO, CHICAGO IL (April 18, 2000) - The newly formed Server
Software Division of SCO today announced that it has ramped up its Open
Source efforts with the release of key technologies, contributions, and
initiatives to the Open Source Community.
SCO is contributing source code for two developer tools - "cscope" and
"fur". The code is released under the terms of the BSD License and will be
maintained by SCO. The first technology, cscope, is available to download
at www.sco.com/opensource. Software developers can use cscope to help
design and debug programs coded with the C programming language. The second
technology, Fur, will be available to download in several weeks. Fur is a
real time analysis program used to optimize application and system binaries
for more effective run time execution. Dramatic results have been seen in
high level applications and database systems using fur.
"SCO is a long-time believer in the innovative power and pace of the Open
Systems and Open Source Communities," said John Palmer, vice president of
Marketing for SCO's Server Software Division. "The Community has the desire
and resources to rapidly utilize and improve quality developer tools, like
the tools we are offering. It is our hope that the Community will see the
usefulness of these tools and rapidly adopt them to improve Open Source and
"Linux is becoming an increasingly popular platform for ISPs and dotcomms,"
said Victor Krutul, manager of UNIX and Linux Programs at
Intel. "Developers of Linux operating systems on the Intel platform will
benefit from these contributions which will enable them to optimize
existing applications suites and help create new applications."
SCO is releasing additional source code for reference use in an effort to
improve industry standard Open Source tools and technologies. These
technologies will be available to download in the next few weeks.
Additionally, SCO has simplified its "Ancient" UNIX program and waived the
$100 processing fee. Anyone will be able to log onto the SCO web site and
download historically preserved UNIX code for educational and
About Linux and SCO Open Source
Over the last year, SCO has expanded its strategic business opportunities
in the Linux and Open Source markets. SCO has announced an alliance and
investment in LinuxMall.com and a strategic business relationship with
TurboLinux. Most recently, SCO announced that it has taken an equity
position in Caldera Systems, Inc. Last year, SCO announced a comprehensive
set of Linux and Open Source-related professional services.
As a corporate member of Linux International, SCO is a strong proponent of
the Open Source movement, citing it as a driving force for innovation and
business opportunities. SCO has contributed source code to the movement
with c-scope and fur, and currently offers a free Open License Software
Supplement (Skunkware) CD that includes many cutting-edge Open Source
See www.sco.com/linux for more on SCO's Linux and Open Source activity.
Note to Editors: SCO will be in booth L3276 in the Linux Business Expo,
which is co-located with Spring Comdex in Chicago.
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