Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Aug 2005 20:45 UTC, submitted by mmadia
Zeta It appears that Marcus Overhagen, a well-known BeOS developer, has been recieving threats from YellowTAB. Marcus writes: "Using an alleged NDA (non disclosure agreement) breach, he promises to undertake everything that is possible to sue me. He claimes that even this mail is protected by the NDA that I signed with Yellowtab, but I'm certain that it doesn't apply here. At the end, he says that a copy of that mail was sent to their lawyer, who is now checking legal measures against me."
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RE: I hate religious zealots...
by axeld on Sat 20th Aug 2005 15:51 UTC in reply to "I hate religious zealots... "
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> Without YellowTAB there would be no BeOS and Haiku
> would be in a very early stage. One thing that no
> one seem to remember here is that YellowTAB is
> paying sallary to two of the Haiku developers and
> allowing them to keep working on Haiku.

I don't know where you got this from, but it's not true.
yellowTab had no influence whatsoever on Haiku this far. I am not aware of a single patch sent to us on behalf of yellowTab (even though they promised to do so, so this might change in the future).

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soapdog Member since:


I am not saying about patches... I am saying about paying two developers. I never said about influence. All I said is that by paying developers and allowing them to keep working on haiku, the haiku project gets more developer time, for the developers don't need to keep looking for jobs.

Please don't get me wrong. I never talked about influence or guidance... all I said is that yT supports Haiku by also hiring some of it's developers.

and that I know is correct... right?

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axeld Member since:

I am only aware of one active Haiku contributor that is working for yT, but I don't understand how that can be translated into "yT supports Haiku", at least not beyond allowing this developer to work on Haiku in his spare time.
We (as Haiku) are not competing with yellowTab, nor are we fighting each other. They can benefit from our code, and we're allowing them to do so. I think they donated some copies of Zeta to Haiku developers, though, but that's as far as "supporting" goes currently.
I also wondered about this "without yT Haiku wouldn't be where it is today" - AFAICT we would be at the exact same stage without them as we are today. The time they actively participate in Haiku development has yet to come, if ever.

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