WTF, C= USA

LamboJay

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Just read this: http://www.commodoreusa.net/press.html

Just when you thought the Amiga world was finally getting its act together, finally making things a little less obtuse for outsiders, this happens. So, we have the AmigaOne X1000 coming up, a brand-new PowerPC computer, running the real deal - AmigaOS 4. In the meantime, Commodore USA - the one with the sketchy website - has apparently secured rights to the Amiga hardware brand, and is planning to release Amiga-branded computers running AROS. In the meantime, Hyperion, the Belgium company behind AmigaOS, who is working with A-eon on the AmigaOne X1000, claims this is a clear violation of the settlement between them and Amiga Inc., and has notified its US lawyers.
 

stachu100

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Well, it seems that X1000 is not an AMIGA and AOS4.X is not an AMIGA Operating System any more...
 

Merlin

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Meh :tumble, but just in case things get interesting between the sharp suited lawyers, who must be rubbing their hands right now.....

:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:
 

HonestFlames

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Let's face it, for the past many years, the only people to make real profit from the Amiga brand have been lawyers.

Get the X1000 shipped and stop worrying about who said what about who's mother, or we will have yet another hardware release timed just perfectly to completely and utterly miss the zeitgeist.
 

AmiNeo

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I may have misunderstood here, but why dont C= USA just release their new stuff under the commodore name and save the need for the suits? This makes no sense...

And how could they have not known they would be in violation of the Hyperion / A-eon contract... Surely whoever has the rights to the brand would have known this before negotioating the contract?
 

StrontiumDog

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well, 2 words spring to mind when reading about CommodoreUSA, Hyperion and Amiga Inc spats and they are.....

Popcorn anyone?
 

chiark

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So Amiga Inc and the fabulous Bill are still around? Deep, deep joy.

It seems that Hyperion won the right to AmigaOS, but - bless Amiga Inc - they kept the rights to the name Amiga?

Just how bloody stupid is all of this, anyhow? Amiga Inc is merely trying to make money on the name Amiga, and doing nothing other than that. Epically sad.
 

LTAC

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This is the sad reality that saw the AMIGA community for years:
- diviser pour mieux régner;
- divide and conquer;
- Divide et impera;
- Διαίρει καὶ βασίλευε (Diaírei kaì basíleve)
(n)
 
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