Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Apr 2007 21:29 UTC
Zeta A lot of things have happened in the past few days concerning Zeta, BeOS, and Haiku. In order to create some order in the chaos, Eugenia and I have created a rough timeline of what happened the past 6-7 years. Read on for the timeline and some more thoughts on the matter. Update: Magnusoft ceases distribution of Zeta. Update II: Access answered the questions posed in the article.
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RE[2]: Comment by ormandj
by ormandj on Wed 4th Apr 2007 23:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ormandj"
ormandj
Member since:
2005-10-09

He's likely to do that (clam up) either way, he doesn't need an "excuse" - it's been his modus operandi for years. I'm anxiously awaiting his "statement". That said, I'll quit pointing out slants in articles, quit pointing out flaws in arguments, and in general let people be clowns. I've done enough commentary on this subject as it is, people have got to be getting tired of me parroting the same things over and over (no matter how true they are.) ;)

Somebody else want this torch? Looks like it's going to be burning for at least another week or two while Bernd talks with his "lawyer". ;)

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RE[3]: Comment by ormandj
by yahya on Thu 5th Apr 2007 13:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ormandj"
yahya Member since:
2007-03-29

Meanwhile there has been some sort of a statemend by Korz: On April 4th, the German IT news site Golem.de also reported on the story and approached Korz with an inquiry, presumably on the legality of ZETA.

Korz' response takes an even more bizarre turn than I had expected. He says, he was unable to comment because these issues were beyond his knowledge, since they were the business of yellowTAB with whom he is no longer involved and hasn't been for more than 12 month. yellowTAB, he says, is represented by the court-appointed insolvency administrator. See http://www.golem.de/0704/51528-2.html, last paragraph.

It looks like Korz is the Zaphod Beeblebrox type of personality. He cannot recall, what his former self, the then executive director of yellowTAB did.

And even though after the demise of yellowTAB he has continued to develop ZETA, he maintains, that he is unaffected by these legal issues.

Edited 2007-04-05 13:29

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RE[4]: Comment by ormandj
by Vibe on Thu 5th Apr 2007 13:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ormandj"
Vibe Member since:
2007-03-12

He cannot recall, what his former self, the then executive director of yellowTAB did.

I have no recollection? Classic. The number of times that's been said by people who wound up disgraced or in the slammer is legion. Once the big press starts sniffing it's not long before the police start knocking on the door. This could get big... fast.

I reckon there could be a book deal in this, and nobody is better placed or more involved than people at OS News to deliver that. Robert X. Cringely did well with Triumph of the nerds, and there's no reason to suppose it's not worth calling an agent on this one.

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RE[5]: Comment by ormandj
by fyysik on Thu 5th Apr 2007 15:19 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ormandj"
fyysik Member since:
2006-02-19

there were two "official" persons in YT, Bernd and some man from former half-fake German "multimedia" company.
Maybe Benrd points on deals of that person?

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