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 tonestone57 on Thu 5th Apr 2007 21:58 UTC in reply to ""Just the facts, ma'am...""
tonestone57
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2005-12-31

Welcome David to OSNEWS.

I and others appreciate you taking the time to clarify your / Access' position.

Once I saw Bernd, AKA Herr, hmm two different names :-)
Korz's Blog about him going to the lawyer, it told me everything I needed to know.

Meaning actions speak louder than words, and Bernd will likely release a formal statment with little or no information because he is looking more & more guilty & I'm sure wants to protect himself from legal action (prosecution).

I'm sorry you guys didn't get any financial compensation from Zeta (for using BeOS code), but I have to say that Zeta helped further BeOS, create a greater presence / awareness of BeOS and some of us will be sorry to see it gone (even though we are now told it is illegal), because it is pretty good.

As for Magnussoft, they were basically duped by Bernd and are a reputable company who want to do the right thing. They were unaware that Zeta was considered to be illegal by Access, something Bernd would have neglected to tell them. Once the legal status of Zeta is determined, and *if* illegal, then maybe Access can work out a license agreement with Magnussoft, ie: take 10-20% of the profits, to let them distribute Zeta 1.21 & 1.5, because Magnussoft will lose out too from not being able to sell Zeta anymore (& they funded the development costs for 1.21 & 1.5 and I believe were innocent of any wrong doing).

Edited 2007-04-05 22:02

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