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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I am a bl**dy ignoramus but...
by orfanum on Thu 5th Apr 2007 10:14 UTC
orfanum
Member since:
2006-06-02

I have other questions:

1) Can anyone draw-up a whole timeline for the demise of Beos, the rise and fall of Zeta, the rise of Haiku, and the status of things like Cosmoe, PhOS, etc. over the intervening time since Be died? I think that would be far more informative.

2) Palm: it's been a question bugging me for some time, what did Palmsource do with the Beos code itself? The question is partly and apparently answered in articles like this one:

http://www.palminfocenter.com/news/7375/palmsource-acquires-china-m...

i.e., that Palmsource did make use of Beos code, seemingly, in Palm OS, but I keep hearing that Palmsource never had any interest in the Beos code or 'developing' Beos (which it would have been doing, albeit under a certain guise, if Beos code has been used at all).

As I say, I have no idea about all this, but my curiosity got the better of my ignorance.

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

The rationale I've seen (not authoritative by any means, take with grain of salt, etc) is that Palm was much more interested in the remaining Be Inc. software engineers than the BeOS itself.

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El-Al Member since:
2006-04-17

I believe that would be true of almost anyone is Steve Sakomans (sp?) position at that time. IIRC he moved from Be to Palm shortly _before_ Be went tits-up. If I was Steve I would definately try to procure the best staff from the company I was leaving...especially if I knew that those guys/girls were gifted, talented, valuable members of the team.

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orfanum Member since:
2006-06-02

Thanks for the enlightenment!

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orfanum Member since:
2006-06-02

Sort of answered part of my own question:

http://www.oshistory.net/metadot/index.pl?id=2433;isa=Category;op=s...

by no means complete, from what I can tell, but some more timeline information.

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UnderMine Member since:
2007-02-27

I am currently in the middle of a major update of the timeline, with about 50% more info, I hope to have this compoleted in a couple of weeks.

http://www.oshistory.net

UnderMine

Edited 2007-04-08 10:19

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