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Let me make VERY clear that on the OSNews comments' sections, absolutely NO comparison will EVER be drawn between person/company/product xyz and the Nazis/3e Reich, or whatever. This is OUT OF LINE, no matter how innocent the comparison may be. End of story.
History teaches lessons quite well. You have your opinions, I have mine. I don't "ignore" history, and when it parallels something in current times, I point it out. I used a purposefully extreme example in an attempt to highlight exactly what I intended to portray, and I'm *quite* sure it was clear to all who read it prior to the down-moderation storm.
So, why don't you define exactly what form of censorship you'd like to enforce here, and what parts of history are off limits and which are not? I'd like to be clear on what I am permitted to refer to and what I am not permitted to refer to in the future.
Now, on to the people claiming "innocent until proven guilty." That's true, in a COURT OF LAW. I am a consumer, he has a product. He has to prove to ME that I should spend my hard-earned money on HIS product. This isn't a question of innocence or guilt.
The guy won't come out and say he has legal rights to the source code for goodness sake. There is NO logic/business reasoning for not coming out and saying he has legal rights to the source, UNLESS he does not - or he is operating outside the bounds of his license agreement and doesn't want people to know it. Bernd DOES need to come out and prove to us (the consumers) his legitimacy. We're not trying him, there is no such thing as innocent until guilty in the business world.
You still wonder why yT failed? You wonder why Zeta is going nowhere? Look no further than Bernd and his insane business practices. Who knows what went on with Magnus, I'm sure some people have some interesting stories to tell.
So, since Zeta is so awesome, Bernd is so awesome, and the operation is so awesome, why don't one of the people involved with Zeta step forward and finally tell us they have full legal rights to the full source code of BeOS. Guess what? Nobody ever will. Goodbye, Zeta! Hello, Haiku!
I only hope the good people who've done work on Zeta figure out what a crazy operation they are involved with and move their talent to Haiku, a legal and forward-thinking project - that isn't out to screw the public, and isn't run by somebody with the business sense of roadkill.