Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2006 19:14 UTC
Morphos Genesi has launched their EFIKA developer's program. The EFIKA is a "performance evaluation board based around the MPC5200B PowerPC system-on-chip from Freescale Semiconductor" The only thing you need to do, so it seems, is post a possible use for the EFIKA board on a thread on Power.org.
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"The only thing you need to do"
by Ronald Vos on Thu 19th Jan 2006 22:26 UTC
Ronald Vos
Member since:
2005-07-06

"The only thing you need to do" > "The only thing you need to do to win the one free evaluation evaluation board".

I'd love to love Genesi, especially with all their offerings out there, but how they screwed over MorphOS in the past will haunt them forever.

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Rasmus Member since:
2005-11-12

Huh? Screwed over MorphOS?! Perhaps one or two spoiled developers, but not "MorphOS." They still support the main support site and the only developer site: http://bbrv.blogspot.com/2006/01/and-winner-is.html

Rasmus

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ironfist Member since:
2006-01-17

Can you provide me with any evidence that they have
"screwed over MorphOS"? Evidence from a certain web-
site with only facts from one side would definately
not work. Give me some solid evidence - court ruling,
recorded witness tapes etc.

Otherwise you should just shut your mouth.

If anyone feels "screwed" they should go through
the proper channels - file a police report and/or consult
a lawyer. Just spread FUD on webforums will definately
not help anyone.

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Ronald Vos Member since:
2005-07-06

Can you provide me with any evidence that they have
"screwed over MorphOS"? Evidence from a certain web-
site with only facts from one side would definately
not work.


morphos.org, refers to morphos.net, with the whole story.
If there's a more official site than those, I'd be glad to hear about it.

It would be FUD of course, if they were the only ones. But they're not talking about an isolated case, and although I wasn't directly involved, the actions of Genesi in return seem to confirm the stated sides of the story. The OpenBSD adventure was completely seperate from the MorphOS incidents.

And yes, in an ideal world, the truth would have been found out in a court. Unfortunately for the truth, cross-national civil lawsuits are highly unprofitable for whatever side involved. It simply costs too damn much; otherwise Genesi would've started lible cases themselves, right? (if they really didn't screw anyone over..)

And tell me, what would the involved individuals gain from spreading FUD about their intended platform?

Edited 2006-01-20 02:00

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warface Member since:
2006-01-20

"I'd love to love Genesi, especially with all their offerings out there, but how they screwed over MorphOS in the past will haunt them forever."

You mean supported MorphOS with their Pegasos Developer Program? MorphOS is still an available target platform for their Efika developer program as well?

I know hard times hit in, and there were money related or other pending issues, but the one who invested most in MorphOS development by far is still Genesi. I hope issues will be ironed out one day, but as far as I see, support is still there.

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