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PremisesNetworks/The Wall Street Transcript: Caldera looks to overseas markets; Ransom Love Q&A

Jan 05, 2001, 16:09 (0 Talkback[s])

"With a soon to be completed acquisition of SCO, Ransom Love, Caldera Systems CEO, discusses Caldera Systems' strongest markets overseas in a Wall Street Transcript Interview..."

"TWST: Who would you consider some of your most significant customers to be?

Mr. Love: On the Caldera side, significant customers? Cendant is still one of our more significant ones. They've deployed over 5,000 OpenLinux servers for hotel management throughout their hotel chains around the US. There are a number of other major customers. When you look at SCO and what we're doing there, because now we are coming together, we're also looking at some pretty significant accounts. We can talk about just about any name. For example, Pep Boys, Pizza Hut, McDonalds; Rite-Aid and Eckerd Drug on the drug side; Kmart; as far as, on the finance side, we have, internationally, just amazing accounts. The Bank of China, the Bank of India, and a number of governments and related government sites, including The Polish Border Guard. We, through SCO, will also have the Deutsche Bahn, which is the railroad in Germany..."

"TWST: Hasn't there been any significant common distribution or standard up until now?

Mr. Love: No, there hasn't. The industry players have been working somewhat on that, but Caldera is completely dedicated. We've got over six engineers dedicated to creating that reference port, which is a firm implementation thereof. We will be even more aggressive in working with other players to make sure that a standard base comes to be very, very rapidly."

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