Hyperion Entertainment is the company who has developed AmigaOS 4.x since 2001. The problem, however, was that Hyperion could not just develop the AmigaOS for whatever hardware it wanted; a number of complicated legal constructions were really obstructing the Amiga platform. It even led to a legal battle between Hyperion and Amiga, Inc.
After years and years of uncertainty, the two parties have now reached an extensive, end-all-be-all settlement agreement under which Hyperion gets the rights to the Amiga trademarks, as well as the rights to AmigaOS 3.x, AmigaOS 4.x, and any possible future version.
This means that no legal issues stand in the way of further developing and expanding the Amiga platform. It means we could see the AmigaOS expanded to PowerPC Macintosh machines, much like MorphOS recently did.
This is great news for us operating system enthusiasts, and, of course, for Hyperion itself. Most of all, however, I would like to congratulate the Amiga community with this news, as they had to sit through this nonsense year after year, and watch in disgust as their beloved platform was restrained by legal nonsense.
Here's to a prosperous future for the Amiga!