Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Apr 2007 09:14 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
Zeta For the first time in its 7 years of existence, some decent statement has been released concering the legality of Zeta. Access, the current owner of Be, Inc.'s IP, states: "We have sent 'cease and desist' letters to YellowTab on a number of occasions, which have been uniformly ignored. If Herr Korz feels that he holds a legitimate license to the BeOS code he's been using, we're completely unaware of it, and I'd be fascinated to see him produce any substantiation for that claim." Update: Bernd Korz has replied on his blog.
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Stop the Bernd bashing...
by _yc_ on Wed 4th Apr 2007 16:15 UTC
_yc_
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2007-04-03

The fact that Access is not aware of YellowTab's license and has sent them notice to stop development does not necessarily mean that YellowTab does not have a license. It may not be worth it for YellowTab to contest at this point because Haiku is almost out and YT could base Zeta on Haiku if they wanted to.

In my view YellowTab made an effort to keep BeOS alive. I for one appreciate that effort and bought into Zeta including the 1.21 version.

Bernd probably lost money on YellowTab and Zeta. I hope Bernd makes what ever code they developed available to the Haiku folks if they wish to use it. (Drivers, Security, Media stuff, UI and Shareware apps, Translator s etc...)

I personally thank Bernd and the YellowTab team for their efforts in keeping BeOS alive and wish them well.

ciao
yc

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