Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Sep 2006 20:38 UTC, submitted by fudel
Zeta Magnussoft, the company now responsible for development on Zeta, has announced it is accepting pre-orders for Zeta 1.21. This new release will include multi-user support, will be built with GCC4, among other improvements. Bernd Korz's weblog contains more information. Korz was (is?) the CEO of YellowTAB, the company that started Zeta. Read on for a short editorial on this announcement.
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Is it possible?
by sogabe on Sun 10th Sep 2006 23:51 UTC
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If yellowTAB, the company that had the license agreement with the holders of the BeOS IP (on which ZETA is based on) has gone under, how can Magnussoft legally sell (and develop?) ZETA?

I mean, if the company Magnussoft signed the distribution agreement with is gone, does this not void their agreement? Unless yellowTAB somehow managed to transfer the license agreement they had with Be/Palm/Access to someone else before going bankrupt.

According to Mr. Korz's blog, there is now a 15 people ZETA team that works fulltime on the product.

http://berndsworld.blogspot.com/2006/09/who-is-team.html

Are these Magnussoft employees? Or is this another company? Or maybe Mr. Korz now runs another company that holds the license agreement that allows Magnussoft to sell ZETA legally?

I was just wondering how all this is possible...

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