Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 07:04 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Yesterday we reported on GoBE Productive Software (I knew that) returning to the market with a new version, backed by an Indian firm. In addition, the source article claimed GoBE Software was closing a deal on buying the BeOS operating system from what can only be Access. During the night (as in, CET) Bruce Hammond, CEO of GoBE Software, sent me an email with a few clarifications, and I have the permission to reprint that email below. Read more for the email.
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So, it's "None of the above"
by JonathanBThompson on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 07:21 UTC
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Or all of the above... it seems there's still more of the story to unfold from all the rumors: will the other company actually manage (or at least are trying to) purchase BeOS from Access, and what, exactly, is their aim?

It seems it's all fork()ed up, and GoBe Productive is going away from BeOS/Haiku, and BeOS is... likely going away from Haiku, if it is going anywhere at all.

Even if they buy out the rights and code to BeOS from Access, I can't help but think that Haiku will end up being the long-term winner of the contest for mindshare, at least in the rest of the world: it seems they (the other company) are looking perhaps to sell to the Indian market, and perhaps that'll work well, given a pre-defined set of known-working hardware for a cheap system base. But, time will tell...

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