[openbeos] Re: Haiku in Wikipedia

  • From: "Ari Haviv" <arielbhaviv@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 14:18:28 -0400

Another philosophical point is that as long as the project is open
source, the term vaporware shouldn't even apply because anyone can
take Haiku even if it was abandoned by the original developers. Of
course it is not even if it could use more developers and time.

Commercial proprietary software must deal with deadlines and relies on
secrets, surprises and bluffs such as announcing vaporware to gain
competitive advantage. ("why buy competitor's product x when our
product superplus is coming soon!"). Those schemes don't apply to free
software.

On 4/29/07, Jorge G. Mare (a.k.a. Koki) <koki@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi,

It was brought to my attention that there is a request for deletion for
the German entry of Haiku in Wikipedia titled "Haiku (Betriebssystem)"
located at the following URL:

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku_%28Betriebssystem%29

The person who made the request (username Weissbier) apparently claims,
among other things, that Haiku is vaporware.


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