|In reply to Comment 142 (Anders Kjeldsen):|
"I support the bundling. It will make the board "an amiga" and not just "any PPC board". "
"I don't understand why people are having problems paying that little extra for an OS."
Has nothing to do with the price, this is the goal we've been working for for years...
"The Amiga market cannot afford to split; we must go together. Together, in one direction. For us to keep the market alive it is necessary to assist many companies in developing products. Products through broad licensing. Our licensing policy will be very open, broad, and of course, simple. Licensing will be focused on standards, Amiga OS, chip sets, trademarks, boards, etc. Whatever you would like."
"The third basic element of the strategy is assisting in developing new products, based on open standards, through the home computer and video market. It is very important that we explore an open Amiga platform and use industry standard components. That would make our products cheaper to produce, faster to develop, and easier to upgrade."
Petro Tyschtschencko, Managing Director of Amiga International.
"In April, it became clear there were big problems with ESCOM, mainly from private mail from Stefan to me. He was looking for money to keep the project going. Later in April, Amiga Technologies dumped most of its technical staff. In May, I met with Mr. Domeyer, Andy, and another partner from Germany, Geerd Ebeling, and we formed PIOS. With the total collapse of ESCOM (which had been the second largest PC vendor in Germany), the Amiga technologies were being kicked loose, and the front-runner to buy them was apparently VIScorp. We met with VIScorp to discuss the idea of an Open Amiga platform. "
"What we are is an attempt to bring the Amiga community together, to provide some focus, and a possible path into the future. We want to expand the platform, move it towards an open platform concept in both the hardware and the software arena, to see it push hard into those areas which are crying out for a simple, powerful, elegant solution. That is our agenda and we hope that the community will rally round and join us. We are no longer just consumers, we are adventurers and we want to ensure that the adventure continues."
excerpt from Jay Miner Society mission.
It's always been our vision, and now it's so close, but yet so far...