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SCO Signs Intellectual Property License Agreement With Leading Dedicated Server Provider

  • 02 March, 2004 14:00

<p>EV1Servers.Net Becomes First Dedicated Hosting Firm to Achieve SCO IP Certified Status</p>
<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sydney - March 2nd, 2004</p>
<p>The SCO Group, Inc. ("SCO") (Nasdaq: SCOX), the owner of the UNIX(r) operating system and a leading provider of UNIX-based solutions, has 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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>"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 their growth."</p>
<p>"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-recognise our investment and the importance of SCO's valuable IP asset as well."</p>
<p>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: http://www.thescogroup.com/scosource/license_program.html.</p>
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<p>Notes for Editors
About EV1Servers.Net
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.</p>
<p>About SCO
The 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 localised support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit http://thescogroup.com or http://www.sco.com.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>Forward Looking Statements
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 Commission.</p>
<p>For additional information, please contact:
Kieran O'Shaughnessy
The SCO Group Inc
+61 2 9440 7577 (tel)</p>
<p>Press / Analyst Contact:
Michael Henderson
Gotley Nix Evans
+61 2 9957 5555 (tel)
+61 413 054 738 (mob)
sco@gne.com.au</p>

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