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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If Zeta is so legal...
by Luposian on Mon 26th Mar 2007 15:41 UTC
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Why is it they're taking so much stuff from Haiku? If they legally possess the sources, why do they even NEED to? What is Haiku doing that is better than Bernd and Co.? Except that it's FREE labor for Bernd and Co. Free labor + selling Zeta for X amount = near 100% profit.

And, why don't they just take the working (and freely available) source code of Haiku and work on that, instead, and this entire "legality" argument can be buried, once and for all?

Except that... if *they* work on it, they'll have to PAY someone to work on it. And Bernd and Co. seem a bit allergic to that idea. Probably because they simply don't have (and can't get, by whatever means) enough money to do so.

Zeta's lifespan reeks of "Amiga" all over again. Zeta is handed over to new people, only be be handed over to new people, only to be handed over to new people... ad infinitum ad nauseum.

The sum total of Zeta's existance in the "legacy of BeOS" will be but a footnote in our memory of an OS that was a misbegotten stepchild to the REAL BeOS. Forever promoted and forever mismanaged into utter obscurity.

The sooner Zeta is put down, the less suffering we will ALL have to endure. Haiku is the only one truly qualified to carry the torch of BeOS. In heart and soul, it remains truest to the history and legacy of BeOS.

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