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[4]: some infos
by lucky13 on Sun 8th Apr 2007 08:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: some infos"
lucky13
Member since:
2007-04-01

If you are making money, do you want someone to stop you?

If you're going to continue making money, don't you put the cards (licensing agreements) on the table and make sure everything's legit?

Linux is the new craze

It's neither a craze nor new.

As for Palm, I do not have a clue why they let Zeta slide.

For the same reasons you've finally seem to accept about Access: that they were going to have to spend a lot more than the whole issue was worth since Zeta would die on its own anyway.

lots of money was made in the first two years of operation

Made? Doubtful. And at the level you assume it was generating revenue, yellowTab wouldn't have gone belly up and would've been able to buy the code themselves. I think the production/sales numbers were greatly exaggerated.

Zeta will end up illegal or legal status will be questionable

Not questionable, it's settled. The owners of the IP say they weren't made aware of any deal with Bernd or anyone else when they purchased it. If one really and actually exists, they're not bound to any such agreement unless someone can establish that they knew about it. They own the code and any derivatives of it.

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RE[5]: some infos
by tonestone57 on Sun 8th Apr 2007 16:47 in reply to "RE[4]: some infos"
tonestone57 Member since:
2005-12-31

If you're going to continue making money, don't you put the cards (licensing agreements) on the table and make sure everything's legit?

Not all businesses are reputable or act in good faith, some only care about making money any way they can and getting away with it.

Linux is the new craze
It's neither a craze nor new.


Maybe not new, but definately a craze. Every company out there seems to have become involved in Linux lately. Many (almost all?) corporations, in technology sector, have embraced and are involved in Linux.

Made? Doubtful. I think the production/sales numbers were greatly exaggerated.

The price is given and the userbase was in an OSNews article ( a Bernd interview ), but could not find it. Some other posts I found, said it was 1 Million CDs Sold (but I believe they may have included free LiveCDs in that number and maybe even update CDs, which go for less, and I can not find the articles / stories to verify any of this). They might have been in the Yellowtab stories which disappeared with yellowtab.com

I'm very confident that I read it was just over 100,000, but if I'm wrong and it was 1 Million (unverified), then I'd really wonder what happened there.

Anyone know where to get the Bernd interview stating userbase or number of Zeta CDs sold for 1.0?

Not questionable, it's settled.
Not settled. If I accuse you of stealing my bike and you deny it, does it mean we settled it. I guess you must have stole my bike, because I said so. (Also for fun, lets assume I'm a reputable person and you're a shady individual. So then, you must have stole my bike because of this). No trial for you (to discover the truth), because everybody knows you stole it.

Edited 2007-04-08 16:53

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RE[6]: some infos
by Vibe on Sun 8th Apr 2007 17:15 in reply to "RE[5]: some infos"
Vibe Member since:
2007-03-12

Maybe not new, but definately a craze. Every company out there seems to have become involved in Linux lately. Many (almost all?) corporations, in technology sector, have embraced and are involved in Linux.

This is true. If you look at it on a number of levels, it's just another bunch of people obsessing. I suspect, like its arch-enemy Microsoft, it's just a passing thing. I wouldn't weld my ass to it without making sure I could get out. Nothing lasts forever.

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