A-EON Technology and AmigaKit Buys Amigaworld.net

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Greetings,

Some of you may know that AmiWest (an Amiga event) is currently being held in Sacramento, California.

I have not followed the event as closely as usual this year, but will catch up on the news today. I did, however, read that A-EON Technology and AmigaKit bought another Amiga orientated discussion forum, namely Amigaworld.net.

Back in June I wrote this post about these guys buying Amiga.org.

Am I the only one skeptical about this move from two of the “movers and shakers” in the Amiga community? I don’t think so..

To own one discussion forum I can understand, but why do they need two of them? Are they seeking to control the Online Amiga community? Will they buy up what is left of independent forums to use for marketing? What is their agenda? Will they silence their competitors (MorphOS, AROS) in favor of AmigaOS 4.X? Time will show.

I’m a bit worried about what is currently happening, seeing two of the largest Amiga discussion forums under the control of the same company. We’ve seen more strict moderation on Amiga.org and complaints concerning this.. will Amigaworld.net now follow?

I’m sure there will be reactions on this move by A-EON and AmigaKit, so time will (as usual) show what happens.

Thanks for reading and have a nice Sunday. πŸ™‚

10 comments

  1. I don’t pay much attention to any events happening in the recent “Amiga” world. Amiga – the future was here πŸ˜‰

  2. You will now be forced to do all your computing on an 8-bit machine. πŸ™‚

    Seriously, A-EON just wants to ensure a valuable part of the Amiga experience remains intact.

    • Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog and for commenting on this post. πŸ™‚

      I’ve now read Trevor’s explanation on Amigaworld.net and it turns out that A-EON and AmigaKit bought that forum several months ago. This came as big surprise on me.

      I will see if I can find it and post it here for all to see.

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