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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Well, if Access & Magnussoft worked out a licensing agreement then Zeta would no longer be illegal *and* both these companies could benefit financially (earn profit).

You're wrongly equating sales with profit. While the former is required for the latter, the latter is only derived when the former exceeds the costs of doing business.

Apparently, both Magnussoft and Access don't share your delusions that the world is just dying for Zeta. Magnussoft's decision, remember, was based on very poor sales. Why would you expect that to change because Bernd is out of the picture? Neither Palm nor Access saw any promise in BeOS' future on the desktop. What evidence do you have to show them that they've made a terrible miscalculation?

Everything that's happened has proven them right.

And, it is doubtful that Magnussoft could make updates to Zeta. Why?

Because it costs time and money they can't recover from the sale of Zeta. Geeeeeeeeeeeeeez.

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