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[7]: I'm no expert
by Vibe on Sun 25th Mar 2007 11:38 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: I'm no expert"
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vibe, why is OSNews backed into a corner? Because you don't know if Zeta is legal? OSNews really couldn't care less about what you know or don't know. They report the news and they try to keep up a civil discussion. If I tell you I know it is legal will you stop bashing everybody?

Oh, you and Thom know Zeta is legal. Where's the proof? Bernd and Co have never come up with anything other than smiles and warm handshakes. Given the questions over the distribution "rights" and provenance of the source, nothing short of an independently verified contract can clear this. So far, I see no proof that you know anything.

You and Thom are skidding on thin ice as both your treatments of copyright law aren't correct. The Berne Convention is very clear about what is and isn't covered by copyright, that it cannot be transfered without explicit authorisation, and you don't have that. Unless, of course, you have proof but I expect your legal opinion and proof is as hazy as Thom and Bernd's.

Zeta and BeOS Max can swivel as far as I care. Haiku is legally clear as it's a new work and its source isn't in doubt. Perhaps Zeta and BeOS Max can play a fringe role in building up interest but Haiku is where the main action is. Dreams are fine but the rubber has to hit the road sometime. Given the circumstances, I expect any serious financier or customer thinks the same.

Edited 2007-03-25 11:40

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