Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2007 22:04 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives "FalterCon 2007 took place on August 11, and it went quite well (IMHO, of course). Here I would like to share my personal impressions of the event, as well as make a few (somewhat) related observations. When the news of the WalterCon cancellation broke out and I read about some people being left with non-refundable air tickets, my first reaction was 'OK, let's do something with these guys'. A few emails later with Mike Summers, Bryan Varner and Urias, we had decided on having a community gathering which, as many of you know, was to later be called FalterCon (yes, pun intended). In approximately two weeks, we found a venue (and a good one!), had this website running, prepared some nice promo material, and were able to gather nine people willing to attend. All in all, I think we did pretty well given the very little time we had."
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Thanks to those who made it!!!
by DLazlo on Thu 16th Aug 2007 07:40 UTC
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Also those who've done so much work but couldn't due to distance or work/social schedules! We've seen the work you do and it's impressive.

My suggestion is do all you can to maintain ties with those from the Linux fold most interested. A site or forum where it would be an easy 'one spot' place to just chat or exchange ideas could be very useful. Talk to them about design ideas (always trying to win them to the "BeOS/Haiku" of course) and easy way to help the 2 platforms and others work together & co-exist.

It can be done through freindly means such as challenges/competitions, code bounties, or just playing on the desire of somebody(s) wanting to get their app working on as many FOSS platforms as possible or any other means you find that works. JUST GET HAIKU INTERST OUT THERE! Help get these people to try it, to keep some interest in watching for a place they think they might have something to offer!

I've already tried to work with Be Inc once before trying to get FreeBe into public/school libraries at many levels. While Be Inc might have been swallowed by Palm, I still recieved interest from several people worldwide that were wanting to do what they could to drum up interest in BeOS locally. If you can get Haiku close to the R5, I will start updating my lists of university, state and local librarians, library societies, and individual teachers.

I suggest getting their input online as Haiku reaches Beta quality so that they may converse with those both actively working on development and those planning the next phases of it.

It's a simple matter of the more mass you pack onto the snowball, the faster it progresses and the quicker it gains additional mass.


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