Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 8th Nov 2006 00:03 UTC, submitted by sogabe
Zeta Only a few weeks after the first release of ZETA 1.21, Magnussoft has just announced some details of what can be expected from the next version of ZETA. According to the announcement, the central piece of ZETA 1.5 will be what magnussoft calls project MediaFire, a completely new application for CD and DVD burning, the long awaited multi-user capability and an upgraded SAMBA implementation.
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RE[3]: Giddy
by Valhalla on Wed 8th Nov 2006 12:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Giddy"
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Beta wrote:
-"As far as I see, they've taken open source code, made changes, offered binaries for testing, with a possible contribution in the future. Maybe that happens after ZETA is released, just to make sure they get some more seats.."

well, that's perfectly fine with the MIT licence since it allows reuse as propriety software. and the Haiku project picked that licence, so I doubt they are upset.

since Magnussoft doesn't have to contribute back, I'm just glad if they do. particularly since I believe that later when Haiku has become stable and somewhat mature, and if Magnussoft Zeta is still around, they will base Zeta on Haiku rather than r5/dano. if this happens, my hopes are that Haiku and Zeta devs will have established a good dialogue and code exchange. worst case scenario would be that Magnussoft adopts and enhances Haiku, while not contributing any of those enhancements back.

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RE[4]: Giddy
by Beta on Wed 8th Nov 2006 12:33 in reply to "RE[3]: Giddy"
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I have absolutely no problem with them not doing so!

I have a problem with people claiming they are doing more than they are, when they haven't, at all, contributed back.

When code appears in the repo, i'll praise them, but not before. This has happened before with yT, as a cheap marketing/PR ploy.

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RE[5]: Giddy
by Ronald Vos on Wed 8th Nov 2006 19:24 in reply to "RE[4]: Giddy"
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I have a problem with people claiming they are doing more than they are, when they haven't, at all, contributed back.

They clearly state on their changelog what they've gotten from Haiku, no?

Besides, they're keeping BeOS alive by having a product out for which BeOS programmers can code. That's something, no? ;)

BTW: weren't they supposed to donate their Intel Extreme driver?

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