Linked by clusteruk on Mon 31st May 2010 08:46 UTC
Amiga & AROS The journey that started 18 months ago to create a next generation Amiga on commodity hardware has now reached its first major milestone by becoming a completely driver native Aros system powered by the energy efficient Intel Atom processor. This has been achieved with the supply of hardware and in some cases financial rewards to key developers in the Aros world. The plan with the following steps has been to create a base reference platform for Aros and the Amiga community to build on and support.
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RE: Well done.
by biffuz on Mon 31st May 2010 12:28 UTC in reply to "Well done."
biffuz
Member since:
2006-03-27

Your questions require a long reply, but in short, as far as I know:

- Amiga Inc. owns the rights on AmigaOS
- Access Co. owns the rights on BeOS
- as they have owners, they can't be legally distributed without authorization
- without the source code, you won't go that far anyway
- the source code is protected as well
- AROS and Haiku are now close to the feature level or better than the original products, so who cares?
- I presume the owners CAN attack these replacements, but I doubt it's worth the time, money, and reputation drop

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RE[2]: Well done.
by BigBentheAussie on Mon 31st May 2010 18:32 in reply to "RE: Well done."
BigBentheAussie Member since:
2008-03-29

AmigaOS is owned by Hyperion actually.

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RE[3]: Well done.
by makc on Mon 31st May 2010 18:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Well done."
makc Member since:
2006-01-11

To the best of my knowledge, Amiga Inc. still owns the rights of the Amiga brand.
The dispute has ended last year, with a settlement granting Hyperion Entertainement CVBA the exclusive rights on the AmigaOS trademark and the right to use related trakemarks and logos.

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