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Linux.com: Caldera in the Spotlight

Jan 11, 2000, 18:56 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Justin Maurer)

"Yesterday was Caldera's day to steal the spotlight. It made not one, not two, but three announcements of tremendous importance to the Linux community. The announcements all have something in common: money, and lots of it."

"Yesterday morning, Caldera announced it has received $30M in financing from an assortment of technology companies, including Sun Microsystems and the Santa Cruz Operation (SCO)...."

"Caldera also announced that it has settled its long-standing suit with Microsoft. The company first brought suit against the software giant about three years ago, making claims very similar to that of the US Department of Justice: that Microsoft used anticompetitive practices to lock their competitors out of the market...."

"Finally, the whopper. Caldera filed for an initial public offering, only minutes after the Microsoft settlement was announced. Caldera is the third (or fourth, depending on whether or not you count Andover.net) Linux IPO, after Red Hat and VA Linux Systems, both record-breaking stocks...."

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