Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Feb 2015 00:30 UTC
Amiga & AROS

Hyperion Entertainment Cvba in Sint-Agatha-Berchem (Brussel) was declared bankrupt by the court in Brussel on 27-01-2015. The appointed curator is Bert Dehandschutter. The company number is 466380552. The (main) activity of Hyperion Entertainment Cvba is computer programming, consultancy and related activities.

Hyperion is the company that developers AmigaOS 4.x. I've never quite understood how, exactly, the licensing situation was arranged - the owned the right to develop the operating system, but did not own the brands and operating system itself etc. etc. - but let's just hope this isn't the end of the road for AmigaOS.

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Post from Hyperion ...
by -pekr- on Sat 14th Feb 2015 08:11 UTC
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Member since:
2006-03-28

Well, there seems to be post of Hyperion on Amigaworld.net, clarifying few things:

The quote a famous writer: "the news of our demise is greatly exaggerated" ;)

This is the result of an unfortunate administrative mishap by a third party and is in the process of being addressed/cleared up.

This may take a while as everything takes a while in Belgium whilst it comes to administrative and judicial matters.

Those dancing on our grave, sorry guys, no party here ;)

Hyperion Entertainment Directors

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RE: Post from Hyperion ...
by Yasu on Sat 14th Feb 2015 10:06 in reply to "Post from Hyperion ..."
Yasu Member since:
2014-05-15

That doesn't clearify much. All they are saying is "sh*t happened. Don't bother us". The homepage listing the insolvency seems legit and it really isn't something that just happens. Plus, they where declared insolvent 2 weeks ago. Shouldn't such an "error" have been handled by now as such information seriously hurt any business.

Maybe this whole thing is just a big understanding but I'm not convinced yet.

All I know is that if it was me I would go into overdrive, post on every forum, write a statement on my homepage and an open letter to the community. Not _one_ post on _one_ forum saying vague stuff.

The awfulness of the PR machine of Hyperion is nothing short of astounding.

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RE[2]: Post from Hyperion ...
by JLF65 on Sun 15th Feb 2015 19:02 in reply to "RE: Post from Hyperion ..."
JLF65 Member since:
2005-07-06

No, some errors cannot be handle in 2 weeks. Think about a situation like this: you contract someone to sell stuff for you, and give them XXXX amount of merchandise; they instead declare bankruptcy themselves and disappear, leaving you with neither the goods nor the money. If the amount of goods and money were large enough, that could force you into insolvency yourself, and the time needed to "fix" the problem isn't a matter of days, but perhaps months to years as you have to deal with the bankruptcy courts both for your own company as well as making a claim on anything left by the other company (if anything). Not saying that's what occurred here, just giving an example that clearly shows how going insolvent can be not your own fault, but an error by a third party, and not be cleared up in a short period.

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