Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4381 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
>>> There is no claim that Hyperion Entertainment has any supposed exclusive rights
>>> to distribute AmigaOS as part of software bundles
. [...] Examples of software
>>> bundles would be the various Amiga Forever editions that have been sold for years
>>> and contain versions of AmigaOS. Furthermore, if the forementioned statement
>>> regarding exclusive rights were to be accurate, any offering that combines AmigaOS
>>> with another virtual (non-hardware) element, which could be as simple as a
>>> "checkmark" wallpaper, would not be affected...
>> That IS a very good point. And if proven correct, it negates Cloanto's right to distribute ROMs.
>Huh? How do you arrive at this idea from the quoted conclusion that Hyperion
's license to bundle AmigaOS with other software might not be exclusive? How would this negate Cloanto
's "right to distribute ROMs"?
If Hyperion has the exclusive right to deliver AmigaOS with hardware...a ROM IS hardware, not just media.
>> It also could be used as an argument excusing that messy situation of Hyperion's
>> bundling of Workbench 1.3 with OS4.
>That's not how I read it.
IF they can prove they have the right to distribute AmigaOS variants (other than 3.1) with hardware, it at least negates the CDs that were shipped with hardware (a fairly high % I'd imagine).
>> in a choice between him and the Bill Buck/Genesi/MorphOS side...I'd always favor team blue
>"Bill Buck/Genesi/MorphOS side" is so last decade
Well...that would actually bring me a LOT more up to date, as I'm still spending a lot of time hacking 6809 and 68K based hardware.
Anyway, we've seen from posts quoting Herman's that indicated he thought his settlement granted him use of alternative ISAs.
The question for me is this, is Hyperion's right to create new variants of AmigaOS limited to OS4 and above or is it anything beyond OS3.1?
"Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"