Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Apr 2010 17:23 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Haiku, everybody's favourite open source BeOS recreation, is currently undertaking a push towards a second alpha release, a beta, and even R1. Thanks to funds raised, Haiku has been able to hire several contractors to code full-time for the project, leading to serious progress.
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Interesting
by Parry Hotter on Wed 7th Apr 2010 18:40 UTC
Parry Hotter
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2007-07-20

To be honest, with that salary, the contractors probably need to save up a bit before being able to afford working for Haiku, and it's awsome that they are able to realize the opportunity to contribute in this way.

Perhaps more open source projects can take inspiration from this example and push forward with their own funding/code drives. There was a podcast on this subject recently: http://shotofjaq.org/2010/03/opening-the-filthy-lucre

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RE: Interesting
by Valhalla on Thu 8th Apr 2010 00:32 in reply to "Interesting"
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2006-01-24

Yes, giving a skilled developer the financial means to (atleast for a limited period) totally focus on something they love doing and would normally do whenever they have spare time is a wise usage of Haiku's funds in my opinion. And seeing Stippi's entusiasm for working on WebPositive is the best advertisement possible for future fund-raising. Also gratitude towards Google for their summer of code program and for picking Haiku as a supported project once again!

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