Hyperion and iComp sign license agreement
Brussels, March 9th, 2013: today, Hyperion Entertainment CVBA (Belgium) and Individual Computers GmbH (Germany) have signed a license agreement for use of Kickstart 1.3 and Kickstart 3.1 ROMs in processor accelerators for Amiga 500, Amiga 1000, Amiga 2000 and Amiga 2500.
In addition to the binary license, Hyperion will grant Individual Computers access to the source code of the IDE driver for further development which may facilitate installation of AmigaOS 4.1 and beyond.
The first product to make use of this license will be the entry-level accelerator for Amiga 500 called "ACA500": With both Kickstart images in the flashrom of this product, the user will benefit from best compatibility with floppy-based and CF/harddisk-based software.
Further, the flashrom of ACA500 will contain the FAT95 filesystem, which allows accessing PC-formatted CF cards in the second CF card slot of the ACA500. Automatic mounting software will eliminate the need for a complicated installation procedure. Special thanks go to the author of FAT95 Torsten Jager, who has put his work under LGPL per our request.