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[3]: Comment by ormandj
by andrewg on Thu 5th Apr 2007 18:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ormandj"
andrewg
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2005-07-06

The whole notion of their being no such thing as bad publicity is obviously wrong. Its like most things, it depends. I guarentee you if CNN ran a story about how the meat in Burger Kings burgers was actually recycled feces I think that they might not like that. Wouldn't be good for sales.

Seriously Proctor & Gamble, Walmart etc spend millions and millions countering bad publicity every year. If bad publicity was good for them why bother.

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RE[4]: Comment by ormandj
by lucky13 on Thu 5th Apr 2007 19:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ormandj"
lucky13 Member since:
2007-04-01

I guarentee you if CNN ran a story about how the meat in Burger Kings burgers was actually recycled feces I think that they might not like that.

Apples and oranges and a very bad analogy. First, Access doesn't have the influence on public opinion and public reaction CNN has (or can have). Second, there's a huge difference between some merry band of free-lance developers -- with or without the right to modify certain OS code -- moving around from basement to basement in Germany and BK. Third, there's the issue of libel. Wild claims like what you offer by way of analogy would be actionable if untrue. CNN would have to verify that's actually BK's practice or BK would sue the feces and recycled feces out of CNN.

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