[haiku] Re: Ideas for a marketing push!

  • From: kathy elliott <cooltechkathy@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 15:44:47 -0500

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
mystical rose technologies inc.

On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 11:24 PM, Matt Nawrocki

> 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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