Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Aug 2005 20:45 UTC, submitted by mmadia
Zeta It appears that Marcus Overhagen, a well-known BeOS developer, has been recieving threats from YellowTAB. Marcus writes: "Using an alleged NDA (non disclosure agreement) breach, he promises to undertake everything that is possible to sue me. He claimes that even this mail is protected by the NDA that I signed with Yellowtab, but I'm certain that it doesn't apply here. At the end, he says that a copy of that mail was sent to their lawyer, who is now checking legal measures against me."
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The sound of inevitability
by Nicholas Blachford on Sat 20th Aug 2005 13:32 UTC
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Has Bernd taking management lessons from Commodore or something? Suing, or even just threatening it is not not conductive to good community relations.

I suppose this sort of thing was inevitable, a commercial and open source version of the same thing are going to compete.

The question is, do the involved parties really want this to turn into a situation like the Amiga community?

They really need to step back and think about this.

Ultimately Haiku is probably seen as a threat by yT, yT have developer tools and apps they could sell as third party apps for Haiku. This is how the more successful embedded OSs have responded to Linux.

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