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Old 02 July 2004, 19:11   #9
The Ancient One
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Kansas City/USA
Age: 61
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Originally Posted by Leo42
@Chuckles: KMos bought AmigaOS in order to let Hyperion developp AmigaOS4: with Amiga sources belonging to Amiga, Inc. OS4 development may have been stopped because of Genesi sueing Amiga, Inc...
Please don't tell me they have interest in OS 1.x !
Actually, I can't tell you anything with regard to what they may or may not have interest in. However if (for example) they want to provide support for a means of running classic Amiga software under OS4, then that may be a reason for not freely releasing OS1.x, whereupon it could be legally used by anyone else who wanted to do the same thing on a different platform. Also, if anyone did want to develop an Amiga in a joystick sort of device such as the one Big-Byte asked about, they'd have to either buy or license the rights to the OS from KMos. Things generally tend to become free only when companies can no longer think of any way to make money with them, and KMos may not have reached that point yet. Why not ask them?
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