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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Some respect for hard working people please
by 0033 on Fri 23rd Mar 2007 22:25 UTC
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2007-02-28

People, please let's not forget that although Bernd and the team have not always been very clear about what rights the have to source code they have, there has been done a lot of good work for BeOS well. Think of lot's of drivers, a couple of nice new apps and the games they got ported.

It's not all sunshine and personally I think I would have done a lot of things different, but you can not say that Bernd is only there for the money. He is one of the very few people who has to guts to transform his love for BeOS into his job, and he personally put a lot of money into yT when it started.

The development team behind Zeta are all people who want their beloved os to succeed, and I dare to say that they are all hard working individuals who are not at all interested in all the scams and dirty things they are accused of in some of the posts above.

Back then Bernd started yellowTab because he believes that there is a market for a product like BeOS today and I think that with the right management and pr and a lot of hard work there might be a place for a commercial BeOS/Zeta

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Vibe Member since:
2007-03-12

The development team behind Zeta are all people who want their beloved os to succeed, and I dare to say that they are all hard working individuals who are not at all interested in all the scams and dirty things they are accused of in some of the posts above.

That's very emotional but it's missing something. Proof?

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Invincible Cow Member since:
2006-06-24

How about innocent until proven guilty?

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plfiorini Member since:
2005-06-30

Bern is innocent until proven to be guilt.
Anyway all of us can confirm that Zeta was not going to move BeOS to the next level. Maybe they don't have the source code or maybe they can't develop it further.
As far as I know some Haiku developers worked on Zeta, but I guess they cannot tell anything about this question.

I think yT and Magnussoft didn't go very well because they were not managed the right way (not that I know how to run a company), and this doesn't depend on the source code.

The question is: how Zeta could improve Haiku and make its development faster?
Haiku really needs to release R1 because this means that we have a full replacement for BeOS R5 and the Glasselevator project can be started. Even if R1 is going to be released tomorrow it will an outdated OS, but at least we'll have a chance to bring BeOS back.

I wonder what's the Zeta future. It would be great if the source code is released for public domain with a MIT-like license so Haiku can take some parts.

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