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[4]: some infos
by lucky13 on Sun 8th Apr 2007 08:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: some infos"
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If you are making money, do you want someone to stop you?

If you're going to continue making money, don't you put the cards (licensing agreements) on the table and make sure everything's legit?

Linux is the new craze

It's neither a craze nor new.

As for Palm, I do not have a clue why they let Zeta slide.

For the same reasons you've finally seem to accept about Access: that they were going to have to spend a lot more than the whole issue was worth since Zeta would die on its own anyway.

lots of money was made in the first two years of operation

Made? Doubtful. And at the level you assume it was generating revenue, yellowTab wouldn't have gone belly up and would've been able to buy the code themselves. I think the production/sales numbers were greatly exaggerated.

Zeta will end up illegal or legal status will be questionable

Not questionable, it's settled. The owners of the IP say they weren't made aware of any deal with Bernd or anyone else when they purchased it. If one really and actually exists, they're not bound to any such agreement unless someone can establish that they knew about it. They own the code and any derivatives of it.

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