3DA was an alliance formed between The Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) and Hewlett Packard (HP) in September 1995. Its purpose was to unify SCO's OpenServer product, UnixWare (newly acquired from Novell), and HP-UX from HP; the resulting product would then become the de facto Unix standard for both existing x86 systems and the upcoming IA-64 processor architecture from Intel.
In September 1996, SCO announced that they were offering a "code-level preview" of the system, codenamed Gemini.
- "HP, Novell and SCO To Deliver High-Volume UNIX OS With Advanced Network And Enterprise Services" (Press release). Hewlett Packard Company; Novell; SCO. September 20, 1995. Archived from the original on 23 January 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-23.
- Atanu Roy (1996-09-24). "SCO Previews Gemini, The SCO-HP 64-bit Unix". Newsbytes. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
- "SCO Admits Past Mistakes, Seeks Glory In Merced". Computergram International. 1998-03-16. Retrieved 2007-01-23. "Santa Cruz Operation Inc SVP marketing Ray Anderson's frank about mistakes the company made since it acquired Unix from Novell Inc - including the corpse of the grand 3DA Unix alliance with Hewlett-Packard Co ..."
- "UNIXWARE TECHNOLOGY GROUP INC. (UTG) CHANGES NAME" (Press release). UTG, Inc. March 27, 1996. Retrieved 2007-01-23. "...announcing [...] new marketing and technical programs aimed at supporting the joint UNIX System development initiatives announced by the Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) and Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) in September 1995."
- "New Unix is no two-bit act". CNET News.com. 1997-01-08. Retrieved 2007-01-23. "The new OS will combine SCO's OpenServer and UnixWare operating systems with HP's HP-UX OS platform."
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