now i am not sure anymore, its hard to find out who solt what tho whom, gosh!
BeOS is now at LG (korea) or at Access (japan) :-/
so BeOS is in asia.
i have the information from a comment on this website (http://www.webosnation.com/lg-purchasing-hps-webos-division-licensing-webos-smart-tvs)
«And so the saga continues!
Palm, founded by a gang of three to create handwriting recognition software, created the PDA, bought out by US Robotics, which turned into 3Com, the founders left to start up Handspring, spun off into its own company with an IPO, bought out BeOS, spun off Palm OS with PalmSource (later to be sold to Access), merged with Handspring to become palmOne, renamed to Palm, funded by Elevation Partners with a certain rock star founder, sold to HP, spun off as Gram…
…and now sold to LG.»
but on wikipedia its written (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Access_Co.):
«In September 2005, ACCESS acquired PalmSource, the owner of the Palm OS and BeOS. The company has used these assets and expertise to create the Access Linux Platform, an open-source Linux-based platform for smartphones and other mobile devices, with some proprietary parts including the user interface and some middleware.»
openBeOS sounds better for the world than Haiku, sadly its forbitten to use it, haiku sonds like a poetic writing system and only poem lovers or asian people are interrests into that exotic word.
also the word open is common in the open source scene, so all people would imediately see, its open source and worth watching and it is BeOS and they know and feel the culture of the old OS. i dont think that all the people who used back then BeOS know, that Haiku exists, that its the same thing, but also could be a bit strange to hear the usa company is now an asian word, they hear only one time in a year. but ok, i know haiku was used in BeOS, but the corporate identity is not the same Be, with it you can make different stuff, identify with it, Be what you want, Be different and so on, with haiku what do you want to write on Tshirts and so? only write haiku is not a slogan. its only the word for a poem, people think its poem. you must think like a marketing expert and common every day users, who arent intellectual or OS researchers.
how much money does Haiku/openBeOS need to become final version in 1 year?
1 milion? 10milion? 1bilion?
how hard is it to port a GNU/linux or BSD software to Haiku/openBeOS?
and is it possible to make a fully functional Simulator for Haiku to install the Linux software?
its good, the new browser can use web 2.0 applications but its not enough.
how should i use Haiku in my company, when i cant manage cash register, modern email software, OpenDocument format and word and excel format.
what would be the stimulus for libre office or capitalistic companies to write their sexisting software to haiku? is it faster? experiment? humanistic? advertisement? extremely more stable to write long books for an author than on windows? no NSA code, no Virus?
what would be the stimulus for https://www.papyrus.de/ to make their professional but not well known author software for haiku?
for whom is the operating system called Haiku?
to whom would a marketing expert sell it to? movie makers? authors? every day users? corporations?
at the beginning we must choose one target audience, not all at the same time. it must start tiny. apple sold his OS made it for educational use, gave it free tho Schools, thats why it became so popular, when they use it in School or at Work, they use it also at home.
sorry, i am not english. but i try.