Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Mar 2007 17:52 UTC, submitted by alexorizor
Zeta Bernd Korz has announced that the Zeta development team and Magnussoft are parting ways [German]. The team and Bernd will continue to develop Zeta, and the service pack (Zeta v1.51) will still be released in the coming weeks.
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RE[4]: Haha
by ormandj on Fri 23rd Mar 2007 21:38 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Haha"
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Those developers ought to reconsider what project they work on. Yes, I'm sure there are some talented people there, but their morality should "kick in" and they should quit working for a person/company that has such questionable ethics. My comment did not address people who are not currently involved with Zeta, so "past" developers are not being insulting/slammed in any way.

Here's a (VERY) exaggerated example of the same kind of thing. There were LOTS of smart/good Nazis. Most of them were ignorant of what was really going on. However, they all had a duty (once they realized the evilness) to stop doing what they were doing. Unfortunately, they did not, hence we had a war - in which many (innocent) died and a country was reduced to shambles, all needlessly.

Developers working under Bernd can claim "ignorance" to a point, but if they don't know by now how terribly things have been run and the kind of ethically questionable ways Zeta has been pushed, not to mention the questionable legality of the whole operation - then they must be living under a rock. They *should* know better, and they *should* stop dealing with such a terribly run organization/person.

As I said, I'm sure there are bright folks doing development for Zeta. They ought to find a good company to work for (doing whatever), get better paying/far more stable jobs, and work with Haiku (as it's quite OBVIOUSLY the future direction of BeOS - not Zeta.) Obviously I am not in a position to tell them what to do - but I am in a position to judge them based on MY moral values/ethical standards, based on what they choose to do. Continuing to work for Bernd/participate in his scams/etc puts them in the "poopoo" bin as far as I'm concerned.

You are, of course, free to believe as you like. Just as I am.

Edited 2007-03-23 21:39

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