The SCO Group, Inc. (“SCO”) (Nasdaq: SCOX), the owner of
the UNIX(R) operating system and a leading provider of UNIX-based solutions,
today announced an intellectual property licensing agreement with
EV1Servers.Net, a dedicated hosting division of Houston-based Everyones Internet
(EV1.Net). Under the terms of the agreement, SCO will provide EV1Servers.Net
with a site license that allows the use of SCO IP in binary form on all Linux
servers managed by EV1Servers.Net in each of its hosting facilities.
EV1Servers.Net joins other Fortune 1000 companies that have signed up
for a SCO IP license, which was initially offered in August 2003. EV1Servers.Net
is one of the world’s leading dedicated server providers, with more than 20,000
servers under management. The SCO site license allows EV1Servers.Net and its
customers to continue running business operations on Linux servers without
interruption or concern regarding SCO IP issues.
“The SCO agreement
eliminates uncertainty from our clients’ hosting infrastructure,” says Robert
Marsh, Head Surfer and CEO of Everyones Internet. “Our current and future users
now enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that their websites and data are hosted
on a SCO IP compliant platform. This agreement demonstrates EV1’s commitment to
providing customers with stable, long term solutions that they can depend on for
“The most valuable asset of any software company is its
intellectual property,” said Darl McBride, president and CEO, The SCO Group.
“Hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested to make our UNIX software
the robust, mature operating system that it is today. We know it has tremendous
value and are pleased that other companies — like EV1Servers.Net — recognize
our investment and the importance of SCO’s valuable IP asset as well.”
The SCO IP licensing program was created in response to customer
requests and is specifically designed to provide end users with a license that
allows them to continue running business operations on a SCO IP compliant
platform. On Jan.15, 2004, SCO began offering the SCO IP license to all
companies worldwide. To learn more about the SCO IP licensing program, contact a
SCO representative or visit the SCO Website at:
Houston, Texas-based EV1Servers is the world’s leading
dedicated server hosting provider, with over 20,000 web servers under
management. The company is the first hosting provider to achieve SCO IP
certification. For more information on EV1Servers, visit
http://www.ev1servers.net or call 1-800 504-7873.
SCO Group (Nasdaq: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries
to grow their businesses everyday. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a
worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global
Services provides reliable localized support and services to partners and
customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit
http://thescogroup.com or http://www.sco.com.
SCO and the associated SCO
logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S.
and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. All other
brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify
products or services of, their respective owners.
This press release contains forward-looking statements about
the value of SCO’s intellectual property, the SCO IP licensing program and the
benefits received by SCO IP licensees. SCO wishes to advise readers that a
number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from
those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. These and other factors
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated are
discussed in more detail in SCO’s filings with the Securities and Exchange
SOURCE The SCO Group, Inc.