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
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Ronald Vos
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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., refers to, 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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Rasmus Member since:

The ONE developer left the platform. The second one on the list has released software since the page was put up. The rest have ask to be removed or have been proven wrong publicly - Wayne Hunt right here on OSNews for example. It was a blackmail attempt and so you see the FUD did work with some.

If you know so much, how come you don't?

The OpenBSD fiasco has been discussed hundreds of times. Go here:

Most of us have read it two or three times. Conclusion: Theo is a jerk and there are two sides to the rest. Is something bothering you? Whose disciple are you?

Genesi did start a lawsuit and won it against Amiga Inc. who claimed MorphOS violated their IP. Genesi won. Would Genesi have done this for MorphOS if they were not worried about it?

Piss off troll!


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Theophilos Member since:

Whether Theo is a jerk is not the issue? Why even bother with an ad-hominem? In any case, I do not see a motivation for theo to lie about something like this.

If it were just the matter of one developer claiming he were screwed over, then I might be hesitant to believe. However, when you have 10 developers across several projects who claim they were not paid what they were promised, it begins to raise some eyebrows.

I still have not read anything that makes Genesi's actions understandable, much less, justifiable. Until then, I distrust them. I am not going to buy from a company that would screw over it's own developers. Partly because a sympathasize for the affected developers, but also because giving money to such untrustworthy seems about as good of an idea as buying stereo equipment from the back of an unmarked vehicle in an urban ghetto.

If you have some links that shed light on Genesi's innocence, I'd be glad to see them.

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Andre Siegel Member since:

Genesi did start a lawsuit and won it against Amiga Inc. who claimed MorphOS violated their IP. Genesi won. Would Genesi have done this for MorphOS if they were not worried about it?

The lawsuit was about a contractually promised port of a piece of software called "Amiga Anywhere" (previously known as AmigaDE) to the Pegasos platform and had legally nothing to do with MorphOS whatsoever.

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Ronald Vos Member since:

Dear Rasmus: Thank you for the link providing the other side of the story. But would it have killed you if you had provided the link without treating me like I kidnapped your baby?

I still don't see the blackmail attempt however.

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