Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2433 from 2003/2/24
> amiga-news.de is in contact with both Mike and Ralph, more to follow in a news-item
> probably today.
Mike has replied, acting like Ralph's comment in that thread doesn't exist:
"Ralph kindly gave his permission to use the Cyberstorm PPC firmware/ROM in Amiga Forever way back in 2014."
He's also talking about "half-truths" and I'm not sure if that's referring to Ralph's claims. Really confusing.
But I choose to believe the IP owner here, especially so since his view and policy regarding this has been consistent and unchanged for a very long time. Others tried before Cloanto, and they basically got the same answer as Ralph Schmidt posted on amiga-news.de; the ROM's won't be part of new commercial third party packages, they are freely available for download by individuals from Aminet, and that's it. With all this in mind, and now seeing how he simply repeat his well known stance, and on top of that explicitly proclaim that Cloanto does not have a license and that they are distributing the ROM's illigally, it leaves no room for doubt IMHO. The rightful owner of the IP say it's not OK, as he always has done in the past. This part is not confusing at all, it's 100% crystal clear.
What is confusing is Cloanto's vague answer, as you said "pretending that Ralph Schmidt's posts aren't there". A very strange thing to do, when being asked a direct question on a serious matter like this.
It looks a bit like KennyR wrote above - Cloanto just don't give a shit.
Anyway, it looks like this is the latest example of using IP theft, copyright violation and piracy as a way to develop or improve or increase value or inrease marketability of OS4 and its peripheral packages.
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