|In reply to Comment 13 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):|
We completely understand the need to prevent piracy, and are willing to work with you to whatever extent to find a better way, one that doesnt have the same hardware restrictions as the current license scheme.
We'd also like to ensure that as many copies of OS4 -as possible- are sold, this is exactly the reason we want to see the entire platform supported, we want the potential userbase to be as large as possible. This means supporting POP in general, without requiring the manufacturers to manugacture a board specifically for OS4.
We want nothing more than to see your product succeed, and to see you sell as many copies as physically possible, that is why we'd like you to embrace this opportunity at the platform level.
The POP platform is not large right now, but it's larger than an Amiga-proprietary POP market is, or ever will be. We should be able to benefit from new motherboards and new hardware as they are developed, just as Eyetech was able to benefit from POP as new chipsets became available. You should be able to benefit from this too, as you will benefit everytime someone purchases their OS to run on this new hardware.
We are -in no way- against any form of copy protection, but the price we ALL pay due to the current policy is too great! We would be completely %100 in support of a form of copy protection that does not limit the market to modified hardware. The current policy concerns us, as we'd like to see an Amiga platform, rather than just a board.
I'm interested in what you say, and understand your concerns. I'm glad you took the time to respons, thanks. I haven't heard anything from Amiga inc in regards to our concerns.