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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Leszek Lesner
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>yT Zeta 1.2 had no activation key if I can remember >correct. So, Magnussoft wanted to make sure you >really had the original & not pirated version (from >file sharing) before upgrading you.

>OR (the other reason)

>Sending in cd & activation key was so users do not >sell their 1.0, 1.1 or 1.2 cds on the used market.
>This forces new users that want Zeta to buy it new >from Magnussoft @ full price.

Here another interesting reason:
The insolvency administrator was the one with whom Magnusoft did an contract which allowed them to distribute ZETA. It is more or less a fact if you read the last news posted on YTs website.
As YT has no employees anymore and Bernd isn't CVO anylonger there would be only the insolvency adminsitrator. One fact is clear Magnussoft never had the right to check the YT Database to gain the list of users who have the right to upgrade to ZETA 1.21. (even if Bernd has a copy of this database it has to run through yt [insolvency administrator] because yt holds the rights of ZETA)

Let think about this.
If that isn't true and the contract was only between Magnussoft and Bernd so why this complicated upgrade procedure ? Fear of the illegal copies downloadable via p2p networks or torrent ?
I don't think so. If that should really be true Magnussoft even had the chance to make the ZETA 1.21 activation as annoying as in ZETA 1.0 or 1.1 to prevent illegal usage.
Secondly it was really an annoying procedure for most of the ZETA buyers (former yt buyers) and it is very very unrealistic to say that Magnussoft or Bernd had any interest in making the upgrade procedure so annoying. Btw. this upgrade procedure cost some old ZETA users that did not want to send in there legitamte copies of ZETA 1.0 or there bills of any ZETA copy they bought.

It is in fact a little complicated but it shows me that former yt or the insolvency administrator of yt is in some way connected to all this stuff.

Edited 2007-04-09 07:17

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