Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Oct 2009 22:03 UTC, submitted by mbpark
Amiga & AROS It's really been an Amiga week, hasn't it? As such, it seems only fitting to close this week off with some seriously epic news from the Amiga community. As most of you will know, Hyperion and Amiga, Inc. have been embroiled in a tough legal battle over the distribution and development rights of the AmigaOS, and all its associated trademarks. The epic news is that this situation is now completely and utterly resolved.
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Hyperion's big lie ...
by -pekr- on Sat 17th Oct 2009 23:45 UTC
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2006-03-28

This is far from any win. OK, Amiga users might get new oportunities, great. But the outer world should know, that Hyperion used all but side tactics.

Somy xy years ago, MorphOS guys, as natural followers of Phase5 systems, proposed to Amiga Inc., that MOS could be the next AmigaOS. Amiga Inc. wanted to control new OS though. Then Ben Hermans (Hyperion) stepped in, and talked Amiga Inc. into "special deal", which resulted into much delayed OS 4 release.

And the outcome? Now Hyperion has a right to AmigaOS? Come on? So - who's the winner? Liars. Hyperion liars. No matter what they achieved, they deserve no respect ...

I expect this message might upset many ppl, just because they do care about the AmigaOS itself only. But - the behind the scene tactics can't be denied ...

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RE: Hyperion's big lie ...
by TechGeek on Sun 18th Oct 2009 00:50 in reply to "Hyperion's big lie ..."
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2006-01-14

I am not familiar with the details. What lie are you talking about? If Amiga wasn't helping in the development of the OS, I don't see why the should have any claim on it. But like I said, I am not familiar with the details, so maybe I am missing something?

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RE[2]: Hyperion's big lie ...
by Dodit on Sun 18th Oct 2009 19:26 in reply to "RE: Hyperion's big lie ..."
Dodit Member since:
2009-10-18

I am not familiar with the details. What lie are you talking about? If Amiga wasn't helping in the development of the OS, I don't see why the should have any claim on it. But like I said, I am not familiar with the details, so maybe I am missing something?


Because of the agreement they made.
Amiga.Inc wanted to port the OS to PPC, after a decision they made based upon the users. Hyperion was then selected to do a quick port, they hade a timeline of 6 months. Hyperion failed.
Or in reality they said that more features was a must, and the port wasn't ready after the period. Some time after this A.Inc signed a new agreemet with Hyperion. But again, the failed to deliver. Some time after A.Inc wanted the sourcecode back, as it was stated in the agreement that they could have, with a buyback of $25000.. Hyperion delayed this to.

A.Inc sued Hyperion to have failed to deliver AmigaOS4 to Amiga.Inc. And people are blaming Amiga.Inc to not be interested in the OS ... come on.. They wanted OS4 out fast, to developers and customers. They needed income like any other companies. OS4 was one of them.

But, if Amiga.Inc would go bankrupt the sourcecode and the rights to AmigaOS would fall into Hyperions hands.

So, with OS4 as a hostage with Hyperion, they just had to wait and hold out.

They have played this well, Hyperion, no doubt about it.

Edited 2009-10-18 19:27 UTC

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RE: Hyperion's big lie ...
by AmigaRobbo on Sun 18th Oct 2009 08:38 in reply to "Hyperion's big lie ..."
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2005-11-15

I saw your similar thread was locked on AW.net, which I thought was a little wrong, but I don't understand your point, MorphOS wanted to get the 'Official Amiga OS' job, the Amiga Inc decided not to give it to them, but instead gave it to Hyperion.

What's your point? There was a job to be done, it was tendered to one of the competing companies. Maybe MorphOS would have been a better choice, maybe not, but the choice happened.

MorphOS 2.0 came out in 30.06.2008, Amiga OS4.0 was released 24 December 2006, you could argue that MorphOS 1.45 was a bit more complete than the various OS4's pre-releases, again maybe not. But the sad truth is both took far to long to come out.

Edited 2009-10-18 08:45 UTC

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RE: Hyperion's big lie ...
by Dodit on Sun 18th Oct 2009 19:07 in reply to "Hyperion's big lie ..."
Dodit Member since:
2009-10-18

I agree with you. And I know that we are more.

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