Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Apr 2007 21:29 UTC
Zeta A lot of things have happened in the past few days concerning Zeta, BeOS, and Haiku. In order to create some order in the chaos, Eugenia and I have created a rough timeline of what happened the past 6-7 years. Read on for the timeline and some more thoughts on the matter. Update: Magnusoft ceases distribution of Zeta. Update II: Access answered the questions posed in the article.
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RE[6]: I'll tell you why...
by rabyte on Thu 5th Apr 2007 16:45 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I'll tell you why..."
rabyte
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...it would have been the damn duty of ACCESS to go public and warn people...

As the IP owners they always were/are/will be the only ones to decide what to do about the whole affair. I agree that 100 Euros are quite a lot of money, especially for a niche OS, but the questions "what about source access?" and "is this legal?" have remained unanswered by Bernd for seven years. IMHO, if people are gullible enough to buy a product of questionable legal status, that's their own problem.

How many people actually bought Zeta?

It's quite telling that magnussoft dropped Zeta stating it didn't sell well enough. As a small company they certainly didn't expect any big sales figures when taking over the project, so my guess is that sales must have been really, really low.

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