Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2612 from 2003/2/24
All sources (3.x and 4.x) are already sitting on the hard drives of the developers who can actually do anything with them. Now Cloanto brings all the foundational copyrights and all other necessary IP required to make actual products out of the sources together under one single umbrella.
Hyperion never owned anything other than a limited license to publish, a license that they forcefully acquired through immoral ways to say the least, a license which conditions they later violated in fundamental ways thus probably (almost *certainly* IMHO) rendered it void (read the document linked to by Senex above).
The developers can now have their work published by Cloanto instead, legally this time, and probably even get fair money from sales as well.
You really need to update yourself on Cloanto, the biggest Amiga-supporting company still remaining active since the Commodore days. While many/most companies post-Commodore turned out to be crooks and leeches (Hyperion being the biggest one), Cloanto has never showed anything but good intentions and pure love for the platform. Their work on emulation, preservation and securing longevity of the platform (all aspects of it) since 1997 is very important and should be recognized and appreciated instead of belittled. And them managing to bring all pieces of the scattered post-Commodore Amiga platform together is a monumental achievement that few people thought would be possible but everyone has dreamt about for almost two and a half decades. And they have even invited the community in discussions
about the governance, opening up for putting the OS in a non-profit foundation, even Open Source is on the table. How any of this could be considered bad is beyond me. Cloanto seems to be an angel (and the only remaining constant since the Commodore days) that hopefully just solved the Amiga "Gordian knot". [ Edited by takemehomegrandma 07.02.2019 - 14:17 ]
MorphOS is Amiga done right!
MorphOS NG will be AROS done right!