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Old 15 October 2016, 19:50   #132
Heiroglyph
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That is interesting info, surprised I missed that.

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Ownership of Amiga-related intellectual property became more fragmented in the last few years. As far as we know, this is the current list of parties owning parts of it:

Amiga Inc. owns the domain name amiga.com as well as all remaining Amiga-related trademarks (partial list, PDF). They do have a license from Cloanto for their activities on the BlackBerry platform, but no license for any other platforms.
So it initially seems that AI has no say.

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Hyperion Entertainment, recently declared bankrupt, has a license to modify and distribute AmigaOS 3.1, an exlusive license for the AmigaOS and AmigaOne trademarks (limited for use with AmigaOS 4 or higher) and a non-exclusive license for the BoingBall trademark (limited for use with AmigaOS 4 or higher). Hyperion's license can only be transferred to a third party with Amiga Inc.'s consent.
Interesting note here in light of the recent release: a non-exclusive license for the BoingBall trademark (limited for use with AmigaOS 4 or higher)

This isn't AOS4 or higher, but now has a boing ball.

Also, Hyperion's boing ball license can only be transferred to a third party with Amiga Inc.'s consent.

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Cloanto owns the Amiga Forever and Workbench trademarks and the copyrights to the Commodore/Amiga works as described above.
Yet Cloanto owns the copyrights to all the above described works?

So they couldn't legally open source it without the consent of Cloanto.

Surely the Cloanto copyright ownership doesn't extend to the AOS4 additions as well unless it's considered a derivative work like GPL in a way?
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