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[News] Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market.ANN.lu
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Ravensdale, WA - 3:00 pm Pacific Time, March 15, 2004 - Amiga, Inc. announced today that it has sold the Amiga Operating System to KMOS, Inc, allowing Amiga, Inc to focus on the growing mobile market.

On April 23, 2003 Amiga entered into an Agreement with Itec LLC, later acquired by KMOS, Inc. for the transfer and sale of all of Amiga's right, title, source code, and all versions, from the "Classic Amiga Operating System" through AmigaOS 4.0 and all subsequent versions to KMOS, Inc. "The expanding mobile market offers Amiga over 200 million potential customers that we need to focus on," said Bill McEwen - President/CEO of Amiga, Inc. "We began looking for a company that could focus and provide proper resources for the AmigaOS and the associated markets and we found that with KMOS, Inc." McEwen Said.

"We welcome the acquisition of the AmigaOS intellectual property by KMOS. Together with KMOS, Hyperion looks forward to exploring new business opportunities for AmigaOS 4. I would like to reassure all our customers that the acquisition by KMOS will not have any adverse impact whatsoever on the release of the consumer version of AmigaOS 4.0 later this year." said Evert Carton, managing partner of Hyperion Entertainment VOF.

KMOS, Inc. is acquiring and developing technology enabling the company to participate in the worldwide communications market. Garry Hare, KMOS' CEO, said "KMOS is very excited about the commercial potential of this innovative operating system. At Amiga's insistence to which we totally agreed, we will honor the terms of the November 2001, agreement with Amiga One Partners: Hyperion VOF and Eyetech Group Ltd., an English Corporation, in their entirety. Mr. Hare continues, "I should point out, that except as they relate to the Amiga OS family of products, KMOS did not acquire the Amiga name, intellectual property or its DE line of products. These assets remain the property of Amiga Inc.".

About Amiga:

Amiga, Inc. established itself in 1985 as the premier provider of multimedia technologies to the world. Its award-winning software has been a mainstay for motion picture studios, government agencies, and entertainment enthusiasts from around the world. Today Amiga continues to lead the way in multimedia development by providing developers with hardware-independent technologies for writing and porting applications to a new hardware-agnostic, multimedia platform. AmigaDE and Amiga Anywhere powered with intent from the Tao Group, enables applications to run unchanged on a broad range of processors including ARM, StrongARM, Intel X-Scale, OMAP, MIPS, Intel x86, Motorola 68K, and Hitachi SH. It can run hosted on a wide variety of operating systems including Windows CE .NET, Windows 9x, 2000, and XP. AmigaDE and Anywhere applications can be purchased online at www.shopamiga.com. Amiga is based in Ravensdale, Wash. For more information visit www.amiga.com.

About Hyperion Entertainment VOF

Hyperion Entertainment is a privately held Belgian-German company, founded in March of 1999. The company specializes in 3D graphics and the conversion of top-quality entertainment software from Windows to niche-platforms including Amiga, Linux (x86,PPC) and MacOS (OS 9/X). Hyperion Entertainment has undertaken contract-work in the field of 3D graphics for companies such as Monolith (www.lith.com) and has developed a mature, fast, small foot-print technology to bring 3D graphics to low power digital devices such as PDAs and STBs. Hyperion is currently working on AmigaOS 4.0, a vastly enhanced PPC native incarnation of the groundbreaking OS introduced by Commodore in 1985.

About KMOS, Inc.

KMOS, Inc. a State of Delaware licensed corporation develops and distributes enabling technology, software applications and specialty content to the wired and wireless communication market.

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Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 1 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Amon_Re on 16-Mar-2004 05:31 GMT
Hah! Bet you lot didn't see this one coming eh? ;-)

Cheers
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 2 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by EyeAm on 16-Mar-2004 05:51 GMT
Nope. Didn't see that one coming.

*gives Amiga, Inc. the bird*

--EyeAm :)
"Finger to the status quo!"
http://s87767106.onlinehome.us/mes/NovioSite/index.html
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 3 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by ABM$ on 16-Mar-2004 06:13 GMT
There are more twists and turns in this saga than most novelists could ever dream up. Personally, I tire of poorly reasoned, argumentative opinions, and uninformed speculation. Why dosen't SOMEONE who actually knows what the h*ll is going on spell out something close to objective reality? Most here would probably benefit greatly from more facts and fewer editorials from the usual factions (both red and blue).
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 4 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Graham_nli on 16-Mar-2004 06:16 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (ABM$):
Read all the court documents and make your own informed decision.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 5 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 16-Mar-2004 06:34 GMT
Can I just say, sometimes Gregg you should listen to Anonymouses and engage them in conversation rather than spending your first post in response trying to dismiss them when it isn't what you want to hear.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 6 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by hammer on 16-Mar-2004 06:35 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Amon_Re):
There was some hints e.g. Gary Hare and "bankruptcy proof" AmigaOS 4.x agreement.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 7 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Jupp3 on 16-Mar-2004 06:53 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Amon_Re):
>Hah! Bet you lot didn't see this one coming eh? ;-)

...but you did? ;-)
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 8 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by hammer on 16-Mar-2004 07:08 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (hammer):
Addendum
I did suspect some behind the scenes activities due to the Hyperionís claim of AmigaOS4.x "bankruptcy proof" (in relation to Amiga Inc) arrangement i.e. a third entity must be involved.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 9 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Amon_Re on 16-Mar-2004 07:17 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Jupp3):
More or less, hence my hints yesterday that something was about to erupt.
I won't disclose what i do & do not know tho, gotta protect my spies ;)

Cheers
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 10 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Amon_Re on 16-Mar-2004 07:18 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (hammer):
Hehe, yea, the signs were there.
I wonder how the courtcase will turn out now tho, flamewars are in the air...

Cheers
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 11 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Trizt on 16-Mar-2004 07:43 GMT
Oh shit, so AmigaOs won't be Amiga anymore... Thought Amiga Inc had already sold all classic stuff...
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 12 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by hammer on 16-Mar-2004 07:51 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Trizt):
I donít recall the agreement with "Amiga One" partners was affected with the quartet players (i.e. KMOS/Amiga Inc/Hyperon/Eyetech).
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 13 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by fakebizcards on 16-Mar-2004 07:54 GMT
http://users.kymp.net/p305543a/pics/garry_hare_biz_card.png
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 14 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Man on the moon on 16-Mar-2004 08:11 GMT
KMOS, Inc.?! Mwhaha! Can't be real at all, can it? Lemme think... hmmm... if it'd be, KMOS should be the acronym of... Kill MorphOS, Incorporated? King Mcewen Orgasmic System, Inc.?
And who's this Garry Hare? Yeh, he coded Ballblazer for Atari back in 1986, but where did he disappear since then?
To me, this sounds like an evil conspiracy, just like the 9/11 attacks were.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 15 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Fabio Alemwgna on 16-Mar-2004 08:28 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Amon_Re):
> Hah! Bet you lot didn't see this one coming eh? ;-)

Oh, I did see something like this coming, unfortunately the proof of this my claim has been wiped out from the AmigaWorld.net database ;-)

And, btw, I must point out that back then, when I claimed that AInc could possibly decide to sell off their AmigaOS-related assets to someone else (I mentioned Hyperion, and apparently wasn't that far off), I've been told I couldn't be more wrong. Oh well... ;-)
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 16 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Fabio Alemwgna on 16-Mar-2004 08:35 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Fabio Alemwgna):
> I've been told I couldn't be more wrong.

Forgot to say it: by Hyperion.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 17 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Amon_Re on 16-Mar-2004 08:36 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Man on the moon):
Ballblazer was cool!

Cheers
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 18 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Amon_Re on 16-Mar-2004 08:37 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (Fabio Alemwgna):
LOL ;)

Cheers
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 19 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by pixie on 16-Mar-2004 08:37 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Fabio Alemwgna):
On trial documents there are some references to both KMOS and Garry Hare which I found odd, as for what I had remembered, Garry Hare's main interest was supposed to be AmigaDE... not AmigaOS.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 20 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by itix on 16-Mar-2004 08:43 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (fakebizcards):
And Amiga Inc workers were saying that card was fake... oh well...
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 21 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 16-Mar-2004 08:51 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (pixie):
"On trial documents there are some references to both KMOS and Garry Hare which I found odd, as for what I had remembered, Garry Hare's main interest was supposed to be AmigaDE... not AmigaOS."

Supposed by whom?
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 22 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 16-Mar-2004 09:11 GMT
I wonder if they (a) deliberatly lied for one year, faking the position of ownership (with Ask Fleecy Columns) or (b) backdate an agreement to get out of a hot spot? If it's the former, then the red side just continues with the innovative new idea to alienate their supporters as much as possible. If it's (b), then they might find themselves in jail cells pretty soon.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 23 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by pixie on 16-Mar-2004 09:19 GMT
In reply to Comment 21 (Don Cox):
supposed as in "someone else other then me said a while back that Garry Hare was interested *only* on DE".

I don't remember now whom, but he said he had talked with Garry Hare at one of the shows he was distributing that "famous" Amiga CEO cards.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 24 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Ronald St-Maurice on 16-Mar-2004 09:25 GMT
They sold the OS to KMOS. Now to which market segment are KMOS gonna sell it too? It's still a product that no one needs and that is more expensive than a similar and more powerful Mac. The market itself already chose it's new champion: Linux. The old niches market that the Amiga used to serve were filled by their competitors: Microsoft and Apple. Most Cell phones run on Java, most gamers have Windows and scientific community is embracing OSX. The multimedia community is stretched between MS, Apple and UNIX vendors.

1. Make new Amiga
2. ???
3. Profit
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 25 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by hammer on 16-Mar-2004 09:27 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (itix):
Note that "KMOS" is hardly "Amiga Inc" per se...
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 26 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by hammer on 16-Mar-2004 09:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 24 (Ronald St-Maurice):
Note that Linux in PPC world is not quite at the level of Linux as in X86 world e.g. Lindows 4.5 (Walmart PC). Appleís hardware is not quite available as generic form factor (e.g. ATX, mini-ITX) i.e. refer to gutted PowerMac G5 scenario.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 27 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by ujb on 16-Mar-2004 09:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 24 (Ronald St-Maurice):
Most cell phones run on SymbianOS.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 28 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by priest on 16-Mar-2004 09:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (itix):
Where is the proof that it's not a fake?

I really want to see.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 29 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 16-Mar-2004 10:08 GMT
In reply to Comment 24 (Ronald St-Maurice):
"They sold the OS to KMOS. Now to which market segment are KMOS gonna sell it too? It's still a product that no one needs and that is more expensive than a similar and more powerful Mac. "

Well, that is Eyetech's problem. It is up to Alan to get out and sell his product, which he seems to be actively doing. There may well be markets out there that you have not thought of. It's a big world.

It is only a problem for Amiga users if the sales are so small that the OS ceases to be developed.

Bear in mind that all the companies involved are much more lean and fit than Commodore or Gateway - no big office blocks or warehouses or excecutive jets.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 30 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Frank213 on 16-Mar-2004 10:50 GMT
So much about McEwen & Co's plans about the Amiga... hahahaha lamers...
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 31 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 16-Mar-2004 10:55 GMT
In reply to Comment 29 (Don Cox):
> Bear in mind that all the companies involved are much more lean and fit than Commodore or Gateway - no big office blocks or warehouses or excecutive jets.

In that sense I'm also much more lean and fit and a fighting machine than Commodore and Gateway - no big office blocks or warehouses or excecutive jets, just my C compiler and 50$ in the piggy box ;-)
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 32 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by MoJo on 16-Mar-2004 11:15 GMT
What I want to know is what happens after OS4.0? Will KMOS be under any obligation to allow Hyperion and Eyetech to continue development of OS4? If not, what happens to the AmigaOne?
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 33 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Gooseman on 16-Mar-2004 11:34 GMT
Now on news:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/36285.html
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 34 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Alkis Tsapanidis on 16-Mar-2004 11:45 GMT
That's probably the best news for the Amiga side in a LONG LONG time...
Now, I'm TOTALLY pissed off about some people... When I said that getting
Amiga Inc out of the AmigaOS4 picture and let Hyperion or others handle it
would be the best thing to happen, I was the troll, the asshole, the blue
guy etc...
Now the SAME people suddently share my opinion...
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 35 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 16-Mar-2004 11:49 GMT
In reply to Comment 34 (Alkis Tsapanidis):
Alkis

A few others could learn from your example. Credit where credit is due.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 36 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by itix on 16-Mar-2004 11:52 GMT
When Hyperion is going to fix false copyright notices in AmigaOS beta?
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 37 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by priest on 16-Mar-2004 11:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 33 (Gooseman):
"Amiga DE, its Java-based cross-platform multimedia delivery system"

Aaaaaaargh!!
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 38 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Peter Gordon on 16-Mar-2004 12:06 GMT
In reply to Comment 36 (itix):
Heh.. good to see you are concentrating on the really important topics there, itix...
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 39 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 16-Mar-2004 12:09 GMT
In reply to Comment 34 (Alkis Tsapanidis):
I don't ;-)
I think this is a bad move in the long term for AmigaOS, but sometimes you're really with your back against a wall and there's no choice other than a bad choice.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 40 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 16-Mar-2004 12:16 GMT
In reply to Comment 36 (itix):
> When Hyperion is going to fix false copyright notices in AmigaOS beta?

Hyperion works on different time scales. In the Hyperion universe, the terms "shortly", "in a few weeks", "before xmas" and "on schedule" have to be used carefully, taking into account that their developers code, think and move at the speed of light. Alas, as Einstein explains (theory of Special Relativity), that affects the intervals of time and of space. In a nutshell, physical laws delay the release of OS4 and the realization that AmigaOS was sold a year ago. From our un-accellerated perspective, they seem to move in slow motion. Making matters worse, the theory of General Relativity proposes that gravity, as well as motion, can affect the intervals of time and of space. That means that the decision to put two Friedens before a computer instead of one is alarming for those that want OS4 ASAP.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 41 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Van_M on 16-Mar-2004 12:16 GMT
In reply to Comment 34 (Alkis Tsapanidis):
I wonder about the nerve of certain people, showing up at amiga os4 demonstrations and pretending that everything is like it used to be.... leave out the ask section, which as it seems, was a pile of BS... I'd be really interested on reading an interview from Bill Mac..
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 42 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by itix on 16-Mar-2004 13:19 GMT
In reply to Comment 38 (Peter Gordon):
Yeah... It is not big deal. Normally KMOS would care that their products have correct copyright notice. But since KMOS is not very far away from Amiga Inc so it doesnt really matter. Interesting things behind scenes.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 43 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Seehund on 16-Mar-2004 13:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 34 (Alkis Tsapanidis):
Of course you're right.

But now it's on amiga.com, so NOW it suddenly has to be Good even in the eyes of those who insulted you for saying the same thing. :)

----
Anyway, it's hard to go downhill from rock bottom. While "we will honor the terms of the November 2001, agreement with Amiga One Partners : Hyperion VOF and Eyetech Group Ltd., an English Corporation, in their entirety" doesn't sound very good for AmigaOS at a first glance, it depends on what's covered in that agreement.

Is it just Eyetech's rights to sell AmigaOS with whatever they want to label "AmigaOne"? Good for them, there's a sucker born every day, good luck, who cares?

Is the above under the current condition that AmigaOS will only be allowed to be sold bundled with "licensed hardware" from licensed vendors? The whole stinking "Amiga hardware market" charade we have today continues? Then AmigaOS is still dead.

Looks like interesting times ahead, no matter the outcome.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 44 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by MarkTime on 16-Mar-2004 13:35 GMT
This release of information, as always, is way too incomplete to be useful. They acquired the rights to OS4 so they could concentrate on the mobile market.....well, thats good, but how do the two relate?

They got enough money to come out of bankruptcy from this sale??? answer?
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 45 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by MarkTime on 16-Mar-2004 13:37 GMT
In reply to Comment 32 (MoJo):
does kmos have the flexibility to sign other licenses...one licensee does not a license program make
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 46 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Bill Hickman on 16-Mar-2004 13:49 GMT
OMFG this is slightly better than fsking fantastic! Now there's a definate partition in DE and OS so Bucky Boy can officially smeg off. Buck can have his licensed DE, too bad his hopes for getting the OS as well just went out the window. If anyone needs me, I'll be doing an irish jig for the next 30 days whilst drinking my guinness and doing whiskey shots.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 47 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by itix on 16-Mar-2004 13:51 GMT
http://www.ann.lu/comments2.cgi?view=1073429667&category=news&start=1&67 This news item from January 2004 says "Seattle (January 6, 2004) - Amiga Inc. and Cloanto are delighted to announce that Personal Paint 7.1 will be available on the upcoming AmigaOS 4.0 operating system." How was it possible to do if AmigaOS was sold for KMOS? Amiga Inc sold AmigaOS for KMOS and 8 months later they negotiate contract with Cloanto. Wtf?
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 48 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 16-Mar-2004 13:58 GMT
In reply to Comment 32 (MoJo):
"What I want to know is what happens after OS4.0? Will KMOS be under any obligation to allow Hyperion and Eyetech to continue development of OS4? If not, what happens to the AmigaOne?"

Depends on how the sales go. If in 3 years time there are still only a couple of thousand Amigas in use, it will be time to stop development. If the profits are coming in nicely, it will continue.

The better the products that Eyetech and Hyperion produce, the better the chance of good sales.

IMO the key component now is the web browser. Until that is finished, sales will be hard to get.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 49 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Seehund on 16-Mar-2004 14:03 GMT
In reply to Comment 44 (MarkTime):
> They got enough money to come out of bankruptcy from this sale??? answer?

But how could there have been a sale to begin with? We all remember the repeated assuring words ("in case AInc go bust") from Hyperion about them OWNING all work made on 4.0, with a buyback option open for AInc. ("Buyback"? As if any of Hyperion's stuff came from AInc to begin with.)

I've forgotten how the "bankruptcy proof" contract theory was supposed to fit in with that story.
Amiga, Inc. Sells the Amiga Operating System, to focus on AmigaDE and the Mobile Market. : Comment 50 of 85ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 16-Mar-2004 14:05 GMT
In reply to Comment 44 (MarkTime):
"This release of information, as always, is way too incomplete to be useful. They acquired the rights to OS4 so they could concentrate on the mobile market.....well, thats good, but how do the two relate?"

Read it again. Amiga Inc _sold_ the rights to AmigaOS, so that they could concentrate on the mobile market (ie DE). The DE was what they were lent money to work on, in the first place.

Garry Hare _bought_ the rights. We don't yet know his long term plans, but he appears to have a much more solid industry background than Bill or fleecy.
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