VIScorp Reaffirms Its Commitment to the Amiga
From: email@example.com (Jason Compton)
Subject: VIScorp: Nov. 22
I'm glad to be back home, but I very much enjoyed my trip to Cologne,
Germany and the Computer '96 show. The two days spent there flew by very
quickly, but I was glad to meet with hundreds of Amiga users, journalists,
and professionals to discuss the Amiga.
The Amiga Acquisition
The topic on everyone's mind, of course. At present, there is no publicly
consumable news to report. However, these things are true.
VIScorp has dedicated a great deal of corporate energy and effort to the
acquisition. It is not VIScorp's intention to deprive, abuse, or alienate
the Amiga market. Rather, VIScorp wants to complete the Amiga acqusition
as soon as possible and be freed to pursue its technology goals. It is not
in our interests nor our intention to mislead the Amiga market, nor to
misrepresent the current state of affairs.
- VIScorp remains dedicated to the acquisition of the Amiga technology
from the bankrupt Escom AG, and our representatives continue discussions
with Escom trustee Dr. Hembach over this issue.
- VIScorp remains dedicated to the productive application of the Amiga
technology in the event it is successful in the acquisition--namely, the
fulfillment of the interactive technology goals the company was founded on,
and the support and further development of the Amiga technology as a
desktop computer. The interactive technology goals will explicitly involve
technology partners, and we anticipate forging strong partnerships for the
Amiga desktop computer technology as well.
Also, it is explicitly not in our interests to in any way damage or
endanger our efforts in the Amiga acquisition. In order to satisfy all of
these requirements, VIScorp is obliged to abide by certain rules of conduct
which preclude a "blow-by-blow" report of the proceedings of the Amiga
acquisition. This would be improper and beyond our ability to provide.
We remain committed to the acquisition of the technology and as such are
attempting to act in everyone's best interest. We cannot make commitments
to property we do not yet own in the form of purchase orders, contracts,
and the like.
It IS within our purview to conduct preliminary discussions with companies
regarding the ultimate goals for the Amiga technology, and as such
discussions have been conducted worldwide, with such companies as Motorola,
PIOS, Phase5, and Schatztruhe. However, it would be premature and improper
to make any commitments, nor rule out any other discussions, at this
Acquiring the rights from a bankruptcy to properties obtained, from a
bankruptcy a short while ago, which represent the intellectual property of
a decades-old computer giant, with the two sales conducted under different
codes of law, is not a straightforward affair, as some might suggest.
VIScorp has done its best to learn and understand the full implications of
the purchase of the Amiga technology and is working to successfully
complete the acquisition.
As a general policy, VIScorp does not engage in online flame wars. It is a
negative-sum enterprise and not in the best interests of a company and the
individuals in it who are dedicated to a goal and wish to conduct business
towards that goal.
The bottom line
Yes, VIScorp continues to work with all diligence towards
the completion of the Amiga deal, but don't let anyone fool you into
thinking that it should be an "easier" process. As has been mentioned
before, this sort of process is not merely closed to VIScorp. VIScorp
believes it is the front-runner in this acquisition. If it were any
"easier" to purchase the Amiga, by now we or someone else would have made
it so. The fact that it is November 22, 1996 and we do not have control of
the Amiga assets as of yet is a consequence of the way business is and must
be conducted in an international sale of technology with major
Due to my trip, there is some e-mail that has gone unanswered, and I'll be
working to rectify that situation. While VIScorp has been open from the
start to accepting and considering comments and input from all comers,
please try to keep in mind that you and you alone determine through your
language how you wish it to be received.
Communications Manager - Amiga, VIScorp
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