Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 10096 from 2003/5/22
> Hyperion's [...] claim is that they have the rights to "AmigaOS" and therefore
> it doesn't matter about the version number, they have the worldwide exclusive
> licence. [...] they've claimed this from the beginning - first week after the
> settlement. I'm wondering if they're taking advantage the other parties'
> unwillingness to jump straight back into litigation to claim they simply didn't
> care. Let's hope it [...] only proves to the court that Hyperion never had any
> intention in following the settlement.
You seem to be misremembering Hyperion's October 2009 press release and completely misreading the document where it says on page 7:
"Hyperion is well aware that the Settlement Agreement granted it the right to use AMIGA OS and the “Boing Ball” logo mark solely in connection with AmigaOS 4, and that this prevented Hyperion – and was intended to prevent Hyperion – from marketing and selling Amiga OS 3.1 on its own, whether in original or enhanced form, e.g., “AmigaOS 3.1.4.” [...] That intention was confirmed by Hyperion in a press release published on Hyperion’s website on October 17, 2009, less than a month after the Settlement Agreement was signed.
From Hyperion's press release
issued 3rd week (not first week) after settlement:
"Within the framework of the settlement agreement Hyperion is granted an exclusive, perpetual, worldwide right to AmigaOS 3.1 in order to use, develop, modify, commercialize, distribute and market AmigaOS 4.x (and subsequent versions of AmigaOS including without limitation AmigaOS 5) [...]