Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Jul 2007 22:55 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives "A few days ago, everyone read about this year's WalterCon being canceled, which left people with non-refundable, non-transferable [airplane] tickets (you can read Mikesum32's reaction here) in their hands. Fortunately for them, an alternative has now been set up, and they will be able to still meet, in San Francisco, on August 11th. The venue? Picnix 16, a Linux gathering. The name? FalterCon 2007. Read on for my thoughts on this."
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Request for help
by koki on Mon 30th Jul 2007 18:55 UTC
koki
Member since:
2005-10-17

In an attempt to give this a positive spin, I have a couple of requests for Mr. Phipps that could help maximise the Haiku PR effect of FalterCon.

* Would you post information about FalterCon at the top of the Haiku website front page with a link to http://myhaiku.org/faltercon, so that more people get to know that we will be there, and as a public endorsement for this community effort?

* Would you provide us with Haiku t-shirts to wear at the event?

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RE: Request for help
by Parry Hotter on Mon 30th Jul 2007 20:19 in reply to "Request for help"
Parry Hotter Member since:
2007-07-20

If mphipps would agree to koki's suggestions and koki would consider taking up his marketing position with Haiku again and everyone learning from what happened, letting bygones be bygones, I promise to swiftly donate $100 to Haiku or may the gods strike me down.

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RE[2]: Request for help
by koki on Tue 31st Jul 2007 02:10 in reply to "RE: Request for help"
koki Member since:
2005-10-17

If mphipps would agree to koki's suggestions and koki would consider taking up his marketing position with Haiku again and everyone learning from what happened...


From the WC07 fiasco and Mr. Phipps response to the community here on OSNews, it's pretty easy to tell that nothing has really changed at the heart of the project when it comes to non-development activities. I *have* learned my lesson, and would not want to go back to the same status quo that lead to my parting from Haiku.

So, thanks, but no thanks. I still have fun doing stuff with the community from time to time though. FalterCon is one of those things that I find fun to do. ;)

Having said that, I would still encourage you to donate those $100 to Haiku anyway. IMHO, a good place to put your money would be one of the ongoing bounties at http://www.haikuware.com. Personally, I like the Webkit Port bounty: it has been assigned to a dev (Ryan Leavengood), and the port has already started. You can even find a "roadmap" of the project at an article here:

http://joomla.iscomputeron.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=vi...

Edited 2007-07-31 02:12

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