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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Nobody knows the facts
by plfiorini on Thu 5th Apr 2007 13:14 UTC
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Nobody knows the facts or at least nobody knows the details. Nobody knows how the agreement between yT and Be, Inc. evolved if they (yT) could bring their improvements to BeOS R5 (in fact libzeta and other stuff seems to be separated from the main BeOS trunk) and sell a new product.
Maybe Bern took the leaked code and made his stuff on that codebase, maybe here, maybe there, maybe, maybe, maybe... We really don't know the details, we only know that Zeta never got to be a viable business and Access didn't allow them to use their IP.

These are facts. And I think that we never know any detail...

As far as I remember from the first Zeta reviews, Eugenia always pointed her finger to Bernd/yT because she always had the suspect (as other people) that yT never had the rights to use the BeOS source code. And I guess she hasn't changed her opinion, with the article she is only telling what everybody knows about the facts - it's not an article to defend Bernd. At least it doesn't seem to be to me.

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