Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Apr 2007 22:13 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Vassilis 'vasper' Perantzakis, of BeOS Max Edition fame, has announced that he will start work on WalterOS, the Haiku-based version of BeOS Max. "All code developed for this OS will be given to Haiku with the same MIT license 1 month after release at the latest. 50% of all income generated for us from any activity related to this OS (selling of CD and possibly memorabilia) will be donated to Haiku. Donations will not be accepted, please donate to Haiku." The name is not final yet, so feel free to add your own proposals.
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RE: What's in a name?
by Captain Halibut on Fri 13th Apr 2007 15:19 UTC in reply to "What's in a name?"
Captain Halibut
Member since:
2007-04-08

(And to the person who said MaxOS would have the Apple legal dept coming calling... you can not claim trademark on vaguely similar names.)
Not too sure about that - don't forget what happened to Lindows v. MS. And the Apple legal folks don't exactly play golf all day.

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RE[2]: What's in a name?
by vasper on Fri 13th Apr 2007 16:32 in reply to "RE: What's in a name?"
vasper Member since:
2005-07-22

A name is a good start. A name draws attention. However I think MaxOS is a bad name and sounds too close to MacOS so there is no reason to use it and cause confusion.

Max plain is better. the only problem with that is that I won't be able to get a site that is called max.org I will have to use Max-OS.org just for the site if that name is decided.

Now, on the matter of Access support, the man responsible for their IP told me he sees no problem. He represents Access. It is not an official contract but every person with a little reason knows that there are verbal contracts too. And this one is even better... it is emailed!!! It is not official support again because that would cost time and money they see no reason to spent. They just say, ok go on. Just not in a written sealed and signed by 3 costly law department reps.

I am sorry this is not enough for vibe, but FUD is his problem. Not mine.

Edited 2007-04-13 16:33

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