Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 10278 from 2003/5/22
> There is also OS4 for Macs. Who leaked it if not beta testers?
Then (now ex-) OS4 Team member Andrea Vallinotto via wegster on amigaworld.net:
"I'm the author of said port, done over an year ago on behalf of ACube [...]. Such ISO image not only contains parts of OS4 (a commercial product) but also contain modules that are NOT part of either OS4 for A1 nor Classic, and are fully copyrighted by me. I never gave permission to anyone, least this AmigaMac guy, to distribute these files. So owning and using those modules is breaching my intellectual property (IP) and is a clear act of piracy. [...] As you probably have seen by the european lawsuit, between me, the two Friedens and against Hyperion and AInc, I'm more than willing to protect my IP from piracy or any other form of unauthorized use. For the record, that ISO image was obtained from a stolen laptop and there is a police report about that (in the USA). That AmigaMac guy is not some benefactor, he's a criminal.
Recently, OS4 Team member Joerg Strohmayer even claimed
(German, beware) that Vallinotto developed Moana without permission, rendering Moana *per se* a pirate copy of OS4, with Vallinotto == pirate.
> Who is giving help to run OS4 on Macs if not beta testers?
It's been this AmigaMac guy over at EAB
, even the Moana author claims not to know him.
> What ferrels claims makes no sense: [...] He clearly does not know
> what he is talking about.
That's what I thought first too about his whole posting. But Genesi and takemehomegrandma in this very thread here at least supported his claim of certain people having run OS4.0 on Peg2 since years. Apparently, they don't just guess, but seem to *know*.
> Whoever offered him help must have been from OS4 inner circle. Beta
> tester or core developer.
That may very well be. But as I said, it contradicts takemehomegrandma's statement. As long as he doesn't clarify (my question to him still goes unanswered) I'm not convinced by either side.