Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jan 2007 12:40 UTC
Amiga & AROS Genesi has 'announced' it is going to release AmigaOS4 for their EFIKA motherboard as soon as the next release of MorphOS is released. "We have clearly indicated in this thread, we don't need Hyperion's support to port OS4 to the EFIKA - legally or technically." True to the Amiga scene of the last few years, a discussion spanning 300 posts ensued. My take: I actually advocated 'porting' AmigaOS4 to Genesi hardware last year, but I do hope it all happens within the boundaries of the law and that the developers get what they deserve. Update: The latest post asks an interesting question.
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RE[2]: It's not about Amiga...
by ironfist on Fri 26th Jan 2007 08:33 UTC in reply to "RE: It's not about Amiga..."
ironfist
Member since:
2006-01-17

Moochman:

Bill's and Raquel's (BBRV) communications skills
are just fine, I can promise you that.
Why would they have such close relationship with
Freescale if they couldn't sell themselves?

There is a big reason why they discuss these things
in public and that is because they want to have the
Community
in the loop, in pretty much everything.

Some deals are of course private, but major issues
against Amiga Inc they chose to make public just so
the Community will know what is going on. I don't know
how much you have followed the Amiga Community the past
five years, but I can tell you that the things that have
upset people the most is the lack of communication skills
and total silence from the companies forming the
Community's future. The companies that have been silent
are the Holy Trio; Amiga Inc, Eyetech and Hyperion.

Genesi chose a more open path because of these reasons.
Like I stated in my earlier post here; they don't care
about the operating system - they love the Community!

http://bbrv.blogspot.com/2005/11/amiga.html

There is no bad blood between Genesi and Amiga (Community).
There may be bad blood between Genesi and Amiga Inc
but that is a whole different matter. It all comes
down to legal issues and the way Amiga Inc is run.
Amiga Inc today is pretty much nothing more than a
filing cabinet in some Venture Capitalist's office.
They are holding all the rights and patents to Amiga.
They don't accept any more hardware licenses for
Next-Gen Amiga just so they can maintain maximum
control
and the raise the value of the assets
so the Venture Capitalists can get as much money as
possible for the whole cabinet.

As the Inquirer suggests Bill and Raquel are one
of the few companies who has any chance to bring back
the Amiga.

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36685

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