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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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Ah, I think I see why some people are so quick to overlook the past crimes of Genesi: they are desperately hoping that Genesi will provide them with a future for their preferred platform.

To me, forgiving Genesi because they are "the last, best chance for the Amiga operating systems to gain some momentum again" is stupid. I care very little whether the Amiga platform is revived. It is not that big of an issue to me. My criticisms for Genesi have absolutely nothing to do with OS4 or anything else.

In fact, I can appreciate some of the good things that Genesi have done. In particular, I like that they have provided hardware to Gentoo, which is my preferred Linux distro, but that does not factor into my criticism either.

Why do I not want to draw a line and restart? Why am I unwilling forget about what happened? For the simple fact that pretending it never happened shows a tacit approval for Genesi's previous tactics and is another slap in the face for their victims, having the double humiliation of being cheated and having nobody believe them.

Genesi has a black mark on them. It has been there for two years. It is not that hard to fix it. Until they do, I do not trust them and will encourage others to do likewise. This is not about my own selfishness in wanting to revive the Amiga. It is bigger than that. If the situation were different, I would be hoping for Genesi's success, but things are what they are.

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Oh, it's not about forgiving - as I said, Genesi did mistakes and I'm all for getting it sorted.

So pointing potential new volunteers to past experiences of other coders, employees, etc. is absolutely fine with me.

But as much as I'm not requesting anyone to forgive, I'm also not asking for a crusade by third parties (supposedly) in the name of such 'victims'. [Remark: I'm not using the quotation marks in a way of denying that there would have been victims but just because I've not been a witness of those parties' agreements with Genesi.]

I.e. I do not welcome a blackening of Genesi at places like OSNews where it might jeopardize the company's business with other companies (since visitors from the outside of the Amiga market most likely won't be able to judge that stuff in context and therefore might overrate it without it really being anything to worry about for them).

But I've zoned out already. As I said, telling individual coders about that "black mark" you're talking about is fine with me. But since my concern indeed is MorphOS (although not in such a way that I'd forgive anything if they just save my favourite OS), I'm also saying that everyone in the Amiga market is perfectly aware of that "black mark". Thus there is absolutely nothing new one could tell us Amiga users in this regard - there simply is noone left who would still have to be "warned".

Therefore I'd wish everything would be kept where it belongs and where everyone is familiar with the situation to judge it within the context where it belongs. I.e. keep the Amiga stuff on the Amiga forums and don't transfer it to general forums.

That's what I was aiming at with 'drawing a line'. Things would be different if there would be further "black marks" also elsewhere - but in the Linux market or with Polaris they aren't.

So as long as Genesi doesn't make new mistakes, I'm for giving it a rest for now - or at least keeping that more than two year old stuff at the Amiga forums where it belongs.

Edited 2006-01-20 15:24

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I think your trolling is 100% FUD. You have made three posts during your entire OSNews membership and they are all in this thread, but your knowledge is slightly more aged and stinks like old cheese. You have an axe to grind and you are doing your best to create problems.

What "crimes" have Genesi committed? Name one. What do you need to "forget?" Your "black" is not mine. Were you cheated and humiliated? Come clean scumbag...

Oh yes! You are probably one of "them." You have three fingers on each hand, eat mustard with your corn flakes and like dark damp places. You must be baaaaaad.


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