Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2007 13:00 UTC
Zeta Magnussoft has explained their side of the story concering the recent split between them and Bernd Korz and the Zeta development team. "The archived sales figures of Zeta were far below Magnussoft's expectations. Continuation of financing the project is economically no longer viable. For the time being, Magnussoft discontinued funding of the Zeta development team on March, 16th 2007. The exclusive distribution agreement will remain unaffected. The existing contract is valid until the end of 2007."
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RE: Sad news, but...
by Invincible Cow on Tue 27th Mar 2007 14:04 UTC in reply to "Sad news, but..."
Invincible Cow
Member since:
2006-06-24

According to Wikipedia they made changes to the messaging system, which means they must have access to that parts of the source code.

If you boot zeta you will see the kernel compile time in the About dialog. Unless they changed that with a hex editor they recompiled the kernel themselves.

You can also be sure that magnussoft would not have funded the development if they were not absolutely sure that the developers had legal access to the source code.

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RE[2]: Sad news, but...
by A.H. on Tue 27th Mar 2007 14:43 in reply to "RE: Sad news, but..."
A.H. Member since:
2005-11-11

Yes, we've heard all those arguments a thousand times, but still they are no substitute for the Yellowtab just stepping forward and officially saying "Yes, we do have the legal Dano code and that's what Zeta is based on".

I mean, if that is in fact the case, why not just say so, it would mean a world to the community.

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RE[3]: Sad news, but...
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2007 14:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Sad news, but..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I mean, if that is in fact the case, why not just say so, it would mean a world to the community.

I assume it is an NDA issue. They have the access (they built newer kernels, for instance), and of course Bernd knows that just stepping out and saying it is the best thing to do, but probably he is not allowed to under the terms of the contract made with Palm[Source] (now Access).

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RE[3]: Sad news, but...
by stew on Tue 27th Mar 2007 17:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Sad news, but..."
stew Member since:
2005-07-06

What are you talking about? YellowTab (back when they existed) had the entry in their FAQ stating that they are based on completely legal code.

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