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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StephenBeDoper
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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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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Ah, I had thought it was primarily a situation of Palm being able to get a group of talented people on the cheap - but that makes even more sense with the Sakoman connection.

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orfanum Member since:
2006-06-02

Thanks for the enlightenment!

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