Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jan 2007 12:40 UTC
Amiga & AROS Genesi has 'announced' it is going to release AmigaOS4 for their EFIKA motherboard as soon as the next release of MorphOS is released. "We have clearly indicated in this thread, we don't need Hyperion's support to port OS4 to the EFIKA - legally or technically." True to the Amiga scene of the last few years, a discussion spanning 300 posts ensued. My take: I actually advocated 'porting' AmigaOS4 to Genesi hardware last year, but I do hope it all happens within the boundaries of the law and that the developers get what they deserve. Update: The latest post asks an interesting question.
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RE: Who has what rights?
by ironfist on Fri 26th Jan 2007 09:45 UTC in reply to "Who has what rights?"
ironfist
Member since:
2006-01-17

Marcellus:
It sounds like the individual AmigaOS 4.0 developers
(30+) have full ownership of the product they have
delivered and been paid for. That means anyone can
say no to any new hardware developer and his product
has to be removed from AmigaOS 4.0. This will slice
AmigaOS 4.0 up in pieces.

Imagine Windows XP without Solitaire.. That would upset
90% of all business customers!


The AmigaOS 4.0 kernel (Exec) is owned by two brothers
named Tomas and Hans-Jörg Friedens. They are mere sub-
contractors to Hyperion. This means Hyperion that is
supposed to own AmigaOS 4.0 doesn't even control the
kernel!

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RE[2]: Who has what rights?
by dylansmrjones on Fri 26th Jan 2007 13:12 in reply to "RE: Who has what rights?"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Hyperion is not supposed to own AOS4. Hyperion is supposed to be responsible for the development of AOS4. And Hyperion is responsible for said development.

But of course, it doesn't change the fact it's somewhat problematic to have ownership of code spread this much.

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