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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explanation for current Access reaction and former silence.
Bernd was always "gready" about releasing source changes even for GPL-ed software until very recent time. Not to say about BSD or MPL-ed software even...

In order to avoid clashes to original code, they created, even for fundamental changes separate lib - libzeta, trying to leave etc untouched.

And in his last postings I really don't see clear intention to spend his time to publish any code, not to say about Be/Palm/Access one. What I saw was promise to look and what can be opensourced. So Lefty's reaction looked bit tough - but it can be judged if he/Access really tried to contact Herr Kortz,and Kortz ignored those attempts.

But Bernd may be bad bussinessman, liar for someone, but not person who looks like candidate for suicide or someone liking to spend time in jail.

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I honestly hope he DOES release some of the source for anything that he/his team wrote. Some of that code may actually help Haiku (especially drivers - note only parts still missing from Haiku are useful to Haiku now).

Unfortunately with this whole debacle, he'll probably have to run all that code by ACCESS and Lefty before he'll be allowed to ;)

Once it has received blessing from ACCESS as truly non-intrusive of their IP, I think maybe it would be safe for Haiku to use some of it.

But, somehow I doubt ANY of it will see the light of day now.

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