Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Sep 2007 18:36 UTC
Amiga & AROS Tedd Gallion, speaking on behalf of a group called the DiscreetFX partners, has sent out a letter to the Amiga community with quite an interesting topic: to buy out the AmigaOS4 and the Amiga brand from Amiga, Inc. The letter states that DiscreetFX and its partners have contacted Amiga, Inc., but that the company asked a completely insane amount of money. DiscreetFX and its partners now ask the community to contact Amiga, Inc., and urge them to sell the Amiga OS and its brand to DiscreetFX for a fair price. "Urge Amiga Inc. sell to us for a fair price. We will end the lawsuit, we will end the fighting., we will end the madness. If we were in charge Amiga OS 4.0 would be available today on SAM." Spelling and grammar weren't exactly a priority in the letter, so credibility is a bit dubious. The credibility has been more or less confirmed.
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RE[2]: Wow
by gleng on Wed 26th Sep 2007 12:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Wow"
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"the present Amiga Inc. made the mistake of writing it for custom hardware"

It must be clarified that Amiga Inc. have done precisely nothing for Amiga OS 4 apart from allow its creation in the first place.

They allowed its creation, but they will not allow it to be sold. The current court documents even claim that Eyetech's AmigaOnes were illegal.

Hardware has never, ever been a problem. Prying a license out of Amiga Inc. has.

They are a blight on the Amiga platform and it's communities.

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