Sorry for OT but I can't stop giggling about the legal comments about ownership of Amiga/Commodore assets and patent/copyright malarkey... :p
This has been going on forever and will probably never cease due to its complex ownership situation...
We Amiga users/fans/"old guys" who was there from the beginning will probably never stop ranting about this and the fact that Amiga inc. and Commodore are DEAD isn't fully clear to some.
The ROMS are not PD (to my best guess) but as an owner I can extract BIOS from HW without breaking any Copyright rules, and I have quite recently read the Copyright texts from an Amiga 500 1.2 I had in a box, and use this as I see fit as long as its for myself.
I'm not a fan of the Cloanto release but this stems back to the various factions back in the days and I'm not 100% ok with someone trying to make money on something they legally doesn't own...
I've already bought enough HW to entitle me to use (and abuse :p) the Amiga platform until i die and for some weird reason I still buy stuff today? :/
As an ex "black hat" in the scene I have to admit that I bought most of the software, especially the expensive stuff, because without financial support the platform would die- which also happened in the end...
I'm still dreaming of a new modern HW platform that runs AmigaOS native with 68K instructions but that's not going to happen in any time soon... (or at all)
Raspberry PI is something that could fill this void I have and could be the reason why so many of us hanging here?
...did I just compare Raspberry PI to Amiga??? Perhaps
Back on topic then...
I'd be very surprised if the various Commodore/Amiga patents were kept alive.
If so, someone would be a rich man today!
Today companies exists only to make money of old patents and I've recently seen old SGI patents in new hands raking in money due to code being accidentally ported to Open GLES2... (and we're talking BIG money!)
If these guys saw money in old Commodore/Amiga patents they would've bought them long time ago
People working hard at home bringing Amiga OS to Raspberry PI without financial motives will receive my gratitude for sure and xamos tinkering the other day brought great memories back to me
Anyone up for building a 68K shield together for Raspberry PI? That would be a great project in my mind!
[EOT sentimental mumble...]