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SCO Announces New Developer Opportunities Through SCO Marketplace Initiative

  • 03 August, 2004 10:01

<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 the SCO Marketplace Initiative. This feature of the SCO Developer Network will offer external participants pay-per-project development opportunities to work with the SCO product line. The SCO Marketplace Initiative is designed to facilitate an online bid process for various development services.</p>
<p>Through the SCO Marketplace Initiative, external developers will be given the opportunity to bid on development work related to SCO's award-winning UNIX products. Each of the development projects offered will focus on delivering complimentary technologies to specific SCO products. Those participants that win a project bid will be compensated by SCO, based on agreed upon pricing and deadlines.</p>
<p>"It's extremely important that we continue to have a solid developer program around our operating system products," said Sandy Gupta, Vice President of Engineering, The SCO Group. "An operating system requires a large base of third-party applications and must provide broad hardware support. SCO has had great results working with our developer/reseller channel, product contributors, and beta testers. Our products are better because of the UNIX community's efforts, as well as those of our loyal SCO partners. As a company, we want to show our appreciation by formalizing new income opportunities for SCO development partners, who continue to work with us, by paying them for the hard work and the value they provide."</p>
<p>SCO will formally launch the SCO Marketplace Initiative online bidding site by the end of the year. While the internal engineering teams at SCO are focused on enhancing core OS technologies, a strong external developer initiative will further extend the breadth of solutions available on SCO platforms.</p>
<p>Participating developers will need to register and apply at the SCO Marketplace website in order to qualify to the agreed terms and conditions. Periodically, SCO will list new projects for bid. Registered and approved participants will be eligible to apply for any project on the website. SCO anticipates offering a broad set of development projects available for bid. Details of these projects will be made available through the SCO Developer Network.</p>
<p>Additional information on the SCO Marketplace Initiative will be forthcoming in the coming months from the SCO Developer Network, including the rollout of a formal program name, application criteria, and more.</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://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>For additional information, please contact:
Kieran O'Shaughnessy
The SCO Group
+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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