[haiku] Re: Ideas for a marketing push!

  • From: kathy elliott <cooltechkathy@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 02:53:41 -0500


I am looking at 5 million plus financing initially and will be determining
200 million down the line and I would like to help sponsor Haiku
development.  Let me know how I can help.
Kathy Elliott
Mystical Rose technologies
I will be at www.mysticalrosetechnologies.net
putting together sites

On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 3:44 PM, kathy elliott <cooltechkathy@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Hello gentleman:
> I am a lady and I plan on calling myself the linux lady.  I build hardware
> usng small linux systems and aros and plan on promoting haiku bigtime.  I
> think it is great and want to establish some programs and some nettops and
> laptops and some multimedia machines with software installed.  I will need
> a good office program as well as multimedia apps and games.  i have
> developed some games and will work with haiku.  Let me know I am using
> freecale qoriq and imx616 processors and will need to port haiku in the
> future.  Can I count on some help?  I will use x86 amd for now.  Kathy
> Elliott
> mystical rose technologies inc.
> On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 11:24 PM, Matt Nawrocki <matthew.nawrocki@xxxxxxxxx
> > wrote:
>> Hello gentlemen:
>>   So it is my understanding that Haiku is possibly approaching a beta
>> release fairly soon. Because of this, I really want the project members to
>> think long and hard about how we are going to help Haiku gain acceptance as
>> an operating system for use by the general public. I think we need to start
>> pushing Haiku aggressively towards big box OEM PC companies or, if that is
>> mostly a tall order, to perhaps look into companies like Roland or the like
>> in order to gain a corporate sponsor.
>> A good way to start off our marketing push is to have a big name computer
>> company backing Haiku up. PC-BSD for instance has iXsystems, a company that
>> makes servers and workstations, helping the PC-BSD project out with
>> financial needs as well as giving the software a front for business. Haiku,
>> although seemingly more narrow with a primary focus on the desktop, really
>> can gain acceptance and possibly further project financing and bring in
>> more code monkeys if we also gain a corporate sponsor. I don't want to see
>> Haiku relegated to the heap of many other random niche operating systems
>> that currently exist out there. I want it to have continual staying power
>> and great marketing.
>> Anyway, does anyone have any cool ideas for marketing Haiku to the
>> general public? It would be nice if we could have a fanatic public lining
>> up to buy Haiku powered equipment and stuff, just like the Japanese did
>> here back in the late 90s for BeOS.
>> http://akiba-pc.watch.impress.co.jp/hotline/981219/image/beosr4_4.jpg
>> I think we can replicate this experience, and bring Haiku to the
>> forefront as a serious OS with great features, unprecedented flexibility
>> and excellent ease of use. Anyone with me? :)
>> Regards,
>> Matt Nawrocki

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