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13.Aug.2017



Hyperion has AmigaOS 3.1 updates removed from the web (Update)
Matthias 'DJBase' Münch was hosting the various updates for AmigaOS 3.1, 3.5 and 3.9 on his site os.amigaworld.de after H&P switched off the official support websites for these products after their withdrawal from the Amiga market. Münch now announces (German) on his website that after twelve years, he has been contacted by Hyperion and was asked to remove some of the downloads, since they contained code to which Hyperion holds some rights. In response, Münch decided to take the entire site offline.

Note from staff: In the 2009 settlement agreement with Amiga, Inc., Hyperion was granted a rather broad license for AmigaOS 3.1 that also gives the Belgium company the option to enforce the IP rights in question. The fact that it took them eight years to actually disable Münch's rather well known download site suggests a connection to the ongoing Trademark wars against Cloanto.

Update: (13.08.2017, 18:00, cg)

In the meantime, Costel Mincea from Hyperion replied to (requires registration) Münch's statement explaining that Hyperion only asked for the removal of four AmigaOS 3.1 updates, taking the entire site including all BoingBags offline was Münch's personal decision. The archives Mincea lists are small Beta releases published by Amiga Technologies in the mid-nineties:
  • Datatypes-45-4.lha (datatypes.library 45.4)
  • FFS-43-20.lha (FastFileSystem 43.20)
  • SCSI-IDE-43-24.lha (scsi.device 43.24)
  • SetPatch-43-6b.lha (SetPatch 43.6b)
But these archives, in the exact same versions, have been available for (legal) download from Cloantos website for years. Removing them from Münch's website does not affect their availability at all. (cg) (Translation: cg)

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