Hyperion Confirms Leak Of AmigaOS 3.1 Source Code

Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 5 January 2016 at 06:59 PM EST. 46 Comments
Hyperion Entertainment confirmed that at the end of December the source code to AmigaOS 3.1 was leaked, which is now causing problems for the company continuing to develop this proprietary operating system.

Hyperion owns an exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to AmigaOS 3.1 granted by Amiga Inc following Hyperion's development of AmigaOS 4, which is derived from the v3.1 code-base. Because of this deal with Amiga Inc, the source leak of AmigaOS 3.1 is causing big problems for the company even though AmigaOS 3.1 is more than two decades old.

Hyperion wrote, "AmigaOS 4.x is an actively developed product on sale and still incorporates a substantial amount of AmigaOS 3.1 code...While this would be already more than enough of a reason to care about the unauthorised disclosure and distribution, it is also the very same settlement agreement which made all of this possible in the first place, which contractually requires Hyperion to enforce and protect any intellectual property rights associated with AmigaOS including the AmigaOS 3.1 source-code."

The company is exploring legal action against those involved in this source code leak and redistribution.
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