Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2545 from 2003/2/24
I assume this means Cloanto are now Amiga Inc in all but name (or even in name). They have all the Amiga IP
Indeed, possibly even the amiga.com domain for all we know...Quote:
except that explicitly not owned by Amiga Inc (most relevantly "AmigaONE" and "AmigaOS4").
You mean trade marks?Quote:
OS4 can be sold to A-Eon who clearly want it (having been nibbling at it for years now)
OS4 is cluttered with OS3 IP that can never be separated from it, that is fully owned and controlled by Cloanto. AFAIK Hyperion does not even own the OS4 additions, the unpaid developers do. Hyperion has merely been a publisher, not owner of anything. The OS4 developers can come to agreement with Cloanto and have OS4 published by Cloanto instead. Cloanto has circumvented a dead-horse publisher before, when they made agreements with 3.5/3.9 developers directly to circumvent H&P who had dropped the ball. Workbench 3.X came out as a result.Quote:
Pity about 3.1.4. But it wasn't as if Thor and Olaf shouldn't have known better. Oh well, they should talk to Mike (as the legal Amiga IP holder) about redoing the work. He might even pay them this time :)
I don’t think any bridges are burnt. Cloanto could publish 3.1.4, legally this time (and hopefully in a [version].[revision]
Commodore style version scheme, like 3.2), and the authors could even receive financial compensation from sales in some way.
For the first time since Commodore’s bankruptcy, everything could come together under one single umbrella again.
Good news all the way through!
MorphOS is Amiga done right!
MorphOS NG will be AROS done right!