Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Apr 2007 20:57 UTC
Zeta A new development in the Zeta legality issue: BeOSFrance says to have written confirmation from Jean-Louis Gassee that to JLG's knowledge, YellowTAB did not have an agreement with Palmsource [French]. My French isn't exactly what it should be (I should've paid more attention during high school), but with the help of Adam and others we managed to translate the most important bit: "The impropriety and absence of an agreement between yellowTAB and PalmSource (at the time, still the owner of the BeOS IP) had been confirmed to me in writing by the person best-placed to talk about it in those circumstances: Jean-Louis Gassee."
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RE[4]: What Was The Lesson?
by sogabe on Thu 12th Apr 2007 21:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: What Was The Lesson?"
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> Add that for 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006...

Sorry to disappoint you, but your numbers are way blown out of proportion. yT did not have that many engineers over such a long period of time. It was in 2005 (when they started selling Zeta over RTL) that they claimed to have around 20 or so engineers, and not all of them were full time. That peak did not last long, as their sales on RTL lasted only a few months, and before the end of the year 2005, there were already rumors of engineers leaving the company for lack of payment.

So, at most, they may have had 20 engineers in the year 2005, but certainly not in 2006, and during the period 2001 - 2004 yT was obviously operating with a very small crew (before they moved to their biggers offices).

If yT did in fact sell 100K licenses as they have once claimed, then one has to wonder what the heck they did with the all that revenue.

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