Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Sep 2006 20:38 UTC, submitted by fudel
Zeta Magnussoft, the company now responsible for development on Zeta, has announced it is accepting pre-orders for Zeta 1.21. This new release will include multi-user support, will be built with GCC4, among other improvements. Bernd Korz's weblog contains more information. Korz was (is?) the CEO of YellowTAB, the company that started Zeta. Read on for a short editorial on this announcement.
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RE[2]: Is it possible?
by sogabe on Mon 11th Sep 2006 01:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Is it possible?"
sogabe
Member since:
2006-04-27

> You didn't read the story, did you?

Yes, I did read the story, but it does not answer my doubts.

You see: besides that fact that "Bernd Korz goes to Magnussoft" could mean many things, and not necessarily that he is working for the company, even if Mr. Korz were a Magnussoft employee (something that is not confirmed), it does not explain the status of the license agreement that would allows Magnussoft to develop and sell ZETA.

> Magnussoft is now the new developer of Zeta.

Really? This seems to contradict what Mr. Weinert, PR Manager from Magnussoft, said in an interview with Power Dreams, where he states that his company will focus on selling the product, and that the development team will be a separate entity from Magnussoft.

IsComputerOn.com
http://joomla.iscomputeron.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=vi...

Original in German
http://www.power-dreams.com/xoops/modules/beosnews/article.php?stor...

Maybe they had a change of plans. Or maybe it is Mr. Korz regrouping with different people after the demise of his company.

Either way, it does not answer the question of who has the license agreement with the IP owners of BeOS (Be/Palm/Access) that would allow ZETA be developed and sold, now that yellowTAB does not exist anymore, does it? Is it Magnussoft? Is it the "separate entity" that Mr. Weinert talked about in his interview? If the latter, who are they?

Not everything may be as it looks on the surface. :-)

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RE[3]: Is it possible?
by tonestone57 on Mon 11th Sep 2006 03:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Is it possible?"
tonestone57 Member since:
2005-12-31

Off the Magnussoft Zeta site:

http://www.zeta-os.com/cms/plugins/content/content.php?content.10

It basically hints that Magnussoft is taking over the development of Zeta.

Also, Zeta is no longer known as Yellowtab Zeta, but rather Magnussoft Zeta from version 1.21 (this is for a reason). And you won't see a Yellowtab Zeta 1.21.

Bernd is still involved with Zeta. But now he works and gets paid from Magnussoft. Yellowtab is no longer (Bernd's blog mentions him taking down the Yellowtab domain soon).

Yes I agree with you, it is hard to know "exactly" what is going on. They make hints towards this & that without giving really solid answers. Everything has to be pieced together.

(It is hard to say how the arrangement was done, but I can only say for sure that Magnussoft is now the developer of Zeta - they pay for the development of the Zeta OS).

Edited 2006-09-11 03:51

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RE[4]: Is it possible?
by sogabe on Mon 11th Sep 2006 05:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Is it possible?"
sogabe Member since:
2006-04-27

How can you make categoric assertions such as "Bernd now works and get paid by Magnussoft" simply because he wrote that the yT domain is being taken down? You do understand the difference between "hinting" at something and confirming it, don't you?

You either have access to information that the rest of us don't have, or you are just making wild speculations.

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