Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Oct 2009 22:03 UTC, submitted by mbpark
Amiga & AROS It's really been an Amiga week, hasn't it? As such, it seems only fitting to close this week off with some seriously epic news from the Amiga community. As most of you will know, Hyperion and Amiga, Inc. have been embroiled in a tough legal battle over the distribution and development rights of the AmigaOS, and all its associated trademarks. The epic news is that this situation is now completely and utterly resolved.
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RE[2]: Hyperion's big lie ...
by Dodit on Sun 18th Oct 2009 19:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Hyperion's big lie ..."
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I am not familiar with the details. What lie are you talking about? If Amiga wasn't helping in the development of the OS, I don't see why the should have any claim on it. But like I said, I am not familiar with the details, so maybe I am missing something?

Because of the agreement they made.
Amiga.Inc wanted to port the OS to PPC, after a decision they made based upon the users. Hyperion was then selected to do a quick port, they hade a timeline of 6 months. Hyperion failed.
Or in reality they said that more features was a must, and the port wasn't ready after the period. Some time after this A.Inc signed a new agreemet with Hyperion. But again, the failed to deliver. Some time after A.Inc wanted the sourcecode back, as it was stated in the agreement that they could have, with a buyback of $25000.. Hyperion delayed this to.

A.Inc sued Hyperion to have failed to deliver AmigaOS4 to Amiga.Inc. And people are blaming Amiga.Inc to not be interested in the OS ... come on.. They wanted OS4 out fast, to developers and customers. They needed income like any other companies. OS4 was one of them.

But, if Amiga.Inc would go bankrupt the sourcecode and the rights to AmigaOS would fall into Hyperions hands.

So, with OS4 as a hostage with Hyperion, they just had to wait and hold out.

They have played this well, Hyperion, no doubt about it.

Edited 2009-10-18 19:27 UTC

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