Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2720 from 2003/2/24
was Efika worth the effort from a business point of view?
I thought the Team got paid directly by Genesi for that.
Indeed, and back when that port was initiated, the Efika was mostly seen as a platform "to get things going" by Genesi, while waiting for the 5121e based "LimePC" devices. These devices were the goal, not the Efika itself, and MorphOS could have played a key part there (albeit in a different shape than the "desktop" MorphOS we like to use). Quote:
It's not the same as the Mac Mini case, for which they worked, and expected revenue afterwards.
Somehow I doubt that anyone gets enough money from the license fees to say that *revenue* is their biggest motivation for MorphOS development. But maybe I'm wrong...
MorphOS is Amiga done right!
MorphOS NG will be AROS done right!