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Posted on 06-Jun-2002 04:30 GMT by Seehund280 comments
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AmigaPOP.8bit.co.uk is finally online!

Here you'll hopefully find all information you could possibly want about the "AmigaOS distribution policies and POP/PPC hardware petition". I hope the background information and FAQ will be especially helpful to clear up any confusion surrounding these issues.

If you have not yet signed the petition, then please do so now! Please help spreading the word by linking to AmigaPOP.8bit.co.uk. It's not too late to save our favourite OS and a unified POP-based hardware market!

In other news, I have finally managed to get in touch with the PetitionOnline.com administrators. The few abuse and sabotage attempts so far have been removed from the signatory listings. Not that any garbage would ever reach the recipient of our petition, but I understand some thought that it didn't look too good...
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AmigaOS + POP/PPC petition official web site : Comment 240 of 280ANN.lu
Posted by Donovan Reeve on 07-Jun-2002 19:40 GMT
In reply to Comment 197 (Tbone):
What you are saying is as unrealistic as you believe Amiga are being.
No O.S. maker can chase varying motherboard standards. This would bloat
the O.S. greatly and be an endless money pit. All motherboards are made
to fit the platform. All platforms are defined by the O.S. Any motherboard
maker which is unwilling to commit themselves to following the rules of a
platform is, by definition, not making a motherboard for that platform.
If a motherboard maker is trying to make a MoBo to support more than one
platform they are foolish and opening themselves a real can of worms.
Therefor they will not do that. But the same is true for O.S. makers.
They would be foolish to try to adapt their O.S. to many motherboards not
intended for it, so they will not do that either. It cannot be profitable.
Therefore, the only workable way is for standards to be made by either an
O.S. maker or a hardware maker, thus defining a platform, and making legally
binding agreements with other partys to participate in that platform according
to the rules. This is called liscensing, and may be either free or for a
price as the platform owner sees fit. Amiga own the platform called Amiga
because they own the Amiga name and are in the continuing process of defining
the Amiga platform. If anyone else wants to do something different then they
must start their own platform, which cannot be said to be Amiga because it
isn't due to not being owned and defined by Amiga. Any company which is NOT
part of Amiga has absolutely NO say-so in the Amiga platform accept to suggest
what they would like to see happen. Other than suggesting changes, those
participating in another companys platform must toe the line or leave,
otherwise their would be a mess. In the years that Amiga was in limbo,
Phase 5 started a drive in the direction they thought the Amiga platform
should go (with them leading the way and reaping the major profits of course)
But Amiga (who had after all paid a lot of money for the rights to the
Amiga name and platform) naturally wanted to make their own plans for their
own business an profit from it themselves rather than lose their huge
investment. (This was first Gateway, then later Amino which was renamed
Amiga. Some of those from Phase5 got together with others to continue their
own plans and the whole thing sort of "morphed" into what became MorphOS,
with related hardware maker BPlan also on board. Now they essentually have
their own platform which they believe is better than Amiga. That's fine.
But it is not Amiga, and may not say that it is. BPlan, of whom MorphOS
originater Ralph Schmidt is a part, has decided to support and push MorphOS
rather than Amiga. That's fine also, but their hardware is now (by their own
choice) part of the MorphOS platform and not the Amiga platform. If they
wish to also make hardware liscensed for the Amiga platform they can if they
will, but so far they aren't interested. They are understandably concentrating
on supporting their own platform.
It's TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT PLATFORMS. Thats the bottom line. Users may
choose to buy equiptment for one or the other or both and/or any other
platforms they wish to use. Amiga has laid down the rules for their platform
for their own reasons having to do with making a living, and BPlan has so far
chosen not to build for that platform, a perfectly understandable choice as
they also want to make a living with their OWN MorphOS platform.
Donovan Reeve (bubby@inebraska.com)
#242 Marcus Sundman
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Comment 241Marcus Sundman07-Jun-2002 19:49 GMT
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