|In reply to Comment 152 (Björn Hagström):|
"No, only mobos that are licensed to run AOS4 must be sold with AOS4. A mobo, such as the AmigaONE, gets licensed by havign some extensions in the bios. If those extensions are not present then it cannot run AOS4 and thus won't be sold with AOS4."
"If the customer doesn't want AOS4 then he/she can buy a non licensed version of the hardware."
"It's that simple. "
Sure, simple... The Manufacturer has to take one board, and create a separate product line exclusively for the Amiga market. Wouldn't entering the Amiga market be more attractive to manufacturers if they didn't need to take this risk?
Any boards they can't sell, they must eat, as they're now "licensed" and bound by Amiga's license terms, and MUST be sold with OS4. Not an attractive business proposition from the Manufacturers POV.
Well, so far 1 manufacturer accepted the license, and they're an Amiga partner anyway... 2 manufacturers were turned away by the license.
2/3 boards so far we've lost, as options available to us users, due to this license, already. We're burning our bridges, and we're still on the wrong side of the river.