Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Apr 2006 22:59 UTC
Zeta As promised earlier, YellowTAB has released an official statement concerning the bankruptcy rumours. "Rumours have been circulating for a few days now: yellowTAB has been put under bankruptcy protection. This causes many questions and uncertainties. We wish to explain how bancruptcy protection affects our product."
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Free?
by CapEnt on Fri 14th Apr 2006 00:07 UTC
CapEnt
Member since:
2005-12-18

Well... if yellowTab dies, will be a good thing to open the source of Zeta, and a merge with the Haiku team. At least they will not end like BeOS and left the whole community on darkness.

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RE: Free?
by digitaldisaster on Fri 14th Apr 2006 00:47 in reply to "Free?"
digitaldisaster Member since:
2006-01-02

They probably can't open source it (remember all the debates about whether they even have the soruce code) as Palm Source own the rights and they just have a license. At best they can open source all of their apps and enhancments and even some of those may be encumbered.

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RE[2]: Free?
by umccullough on Fri 14th Apr 2006 01:13 in reply to "RE: Free?"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Exactly - I don't think yT OWNS the original BeOS code - I believe at this point they are only licensed to use it (if even that - I have still never seen any documentation with specific details on their agreements with Palm, Inc.)

I also do not see the Intel Extreme driver "collaboration" with Haiku yet - either the Intel Extreme code donated to Haiku is sitting on someone's machine waiting to be checked into Haiku SVN, or yT just simply forgot to deliver it... I'm eagerly awaiting this so I can test Haiku on my Intel Extreme graphics.

I think Haiku is most definitely the future - and hopefully more developers will flock to it with the shakiness surrounding yT.

Before I go, I beg people to please join TeamHaiku on Seventeen or Bust! We're jumping through the ranks, and it won't be long before we surpass TeamBeOS!

http://www.haiku-os.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=29

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