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: "Just the facts, ma'am..."
by Vibe on Thu 5th Apr 2007 21:37 UTC in reply to ""Just the facts, ma'am...""
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Moreover, we're not in the business of producing, not to mention supporting, desktop operating systems: we make an operating system, and other software, for mobile devices, set-top boxes and other things. Not desktops.

RiscOS makes money in the desktop and set-top box space. I'm curious why Access never made anything of BeOS but can understand why you want to focus on what you do best. The cost of bringing BeOS up to speed and building market share may not be the best use of your companies resources. This is understandable.

I see that Magnussoft has done the responsible thing and ceased distribution of Zeta. This seems a wise decision on their part. I've subsequently written to them directly, confirming my statements for them.

They seem to have acted in good faith. Fair play.

Again, I invite, and strongly encourage, Mr. Korz to provide, to me, or here, or wherever, some substantiation of his claims to hold a license entitling him to modify and sell anything based in any way, shape or form on the source code which comprised BeOS. I'm not planning on holding my breath.

If you hear no response from Herr Korz why don't you make a formal complaint to the police? If there is substance to the claim they'd handle the investigation and prosecution for what appears to be mass copyright infringement and fraud to the tune of a few million Euros. I'm sure there's no shortage of police officers who'd like a stab at case that large.

Whatever happens, thanks for the update Dave!

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