Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Mar 2007 17:52 UTC, submitted by alexorizor
Zeta Bernd Korz has announced that the Zeta development team and Magnussoft are parting ways [German]. The team and Bernd will continue to develop Zeta, and the service pack (Zeta v1.51) will still be released in the coming weeks.
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RE[2]: rough translation
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 23rd Mar 2007 21:12 UTC in reply to "RE: rough translation"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Bernd Korz walks off with the source and all the work Magnussoft paid for, and Magnussoft is left with nothing?

Please do not comment on issues you know nothing about. Magnussoft has barely paid a dime to Bernd and his team.

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RE[3]: rough translation
by Vibe on Fri 23rd Mar 2007 21:17 in reply to "RE[2]: rough translation"
Vibe Member since:
2007-03-12

Please do not comment on issues you know nothing about. Magnussoft has barely paid a dime to Bernd and his team.

As I said, the intellectual property rights, source, and finance over Zeta's life don't look legit. Until someone can come up with hard proof it's otherwise, perhaps, you're the one who doesn't know what he's talking about? It's a legit question and I'm not just going to take your word for it. I'm not that dumb.

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RE[4]: rough translation
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 23rd Mar 2007 21:46 in reply to "RE[3]: rough translation"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

As I said, the intellectual property rights, source, and finance over Zeta's life don't look legit. Until someone can come up with hard proof it's otherwise, perhaps, you're the one who doesn't know what he's talking about?


Eh, I don't know in what country you live, but in civilised nations one is NOT guilty until proven otherwise. It is NOT Korz's task to prove his innocence-- it is YOUR task to prove his guilt.

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RE[4]: rough translation
by memson on Mon 26th Mar 2007 11:29 in reply to "RE[3]: rough translation"
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2006-01-01

Okay, here we go... As I understand it, Bernd (not YellowTab or Magnusoft) has some kind of non-perpetual deal with Palm (which then passed to Access or whatever) till 2009 or there abouts, to allow a one off one way access to the source, and then rights to use that sourcebase whilst the license is valid. All changes that are made to the BeOS source code are meant to be folded back into the main source (hence libZeta - a new component that is NOT part of the codebase licensed) and I think they've done very little to the core OS and have built on top of the main structure rather than change it so as to retain copyright.

This is why Bernd always takes the source with him. No Bernd, no source access.

Why am I saying this - I'm tired of reading the BS people spout about yT/Bernd. He's never seemed like a particularly bad person to me. He even *gave* me a free license to Zeta to develo some apps for them. This fgot me from RC3 all the way up to Zeta 1.2 for the cost of an upgrade (10 a time.)

Then again, who knows. INAL.

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RE[3]: rough translation
by andrewg on Fri 23rd Mar 2007 21:23 in reply to "RE[2]: rough translation"
andrewg Member since:
2005-07-06

And you know this how?

If all you have to offer is heresay the I think you are hardly in a position to offer such an unqualified statement of fact.

If you do have more than that the details would be nice to know.

Edited 2007-03-23 21:25

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