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I've got some more questions. Bernd slid away with a piece of paper that granted some "rights" he's been very vague to define, and the provenance of the source hasn't been confirmed. Not only that, but Yellowtab went down after swallowing several million Euros. What is the exact wording of the contract, where did the source come from, and where did the Yellowtab money go?
OS News is ways out of line with the reality of copyright law. Copyright explicity forbids any derived work (a new creation) from being distributed by a third party. While I'm sympathetic to BeOS Max, it is illegal. No grey areas. No fudging. Period.
On these issues OS News journalistic and legal integrity is hazy, and no amount of shouting from Thom or fanboy style reportage can hide that. In any case, as a potential customer, I have my doubts about Zeta's legitimacy and the owners ability to manage Zeta in a sound way that inspires personal or business confidence. Once that confidence is broken it's up to Zeta to prove itself. Where's the proof?
There once was a party named "Yollo" that invested in them early on. This was right after the famed BeOS NG, and the beginning of the yT period. IIRC Yollo got some of the profits, and IP made from it for a few years thereafter- even contributing code to them. Dunno how it all went down, and noone could find said company, so it seemed like a good shill. It wasn't listed at the German business registry thingy.
Bernd has a small castle now he is remodeliing, as found on his blog. I'm guessing that's where the money went. That and that butt-ugly car with Spliny the yT mosquito all over it. Oh yeah, that's the second yT car, btw.
I personally hope they stop. Just pack it up and stop.