- From: "Karl vom Dorff" <haikubounties@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2006 20:40:03 -0400
In light of the 'growing pains' of Haiku (as quoted by OSnews), and the
recent heated discussions here, I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents (quite a
bit more actually) and blow some air into the fire....
Through my efforts, ~ $2000 was donated to Haiku. Most recently on Aug. 5th,
$750 was donated on behalf of those who donated to Haikubounties, and an
additional $500 will be donated on Oct 31st if the USB bounty isn't taken
On Aug. 5th (3 weeks ago), I asked (as a condition of the donation) that
along with the donatiion, an official acknowledgement and little thank you
be posted on Haiku's website, as well as an outline of what would be done
with the money. Also, that Haiku administer the bounty idea and host it
(under my direction) from now on.
What has happened so far? A big fat nothing...
How do those who donated to Haikubounties really know that the money they
donated went to Haiku without an announcement from Haiku? I'm glad that they
take my word for it, because that is what happened, but it should still be
acknowledged and thanked and the info made publicly available. This
shouldn't take three weeks.
I'm pretty pissed off, and feel as though Haiku doesn't care, and quite
frankly feel as though my efforts are moot. So, when the deadline approaches
for the last bounty, if things haven't changed, I quit fundraising for
Does it make me think again about donating money to Haiku when I see 16
month old financial statements, no conditions are met, there's no
acknowlegdement, etc? You bet. Haiku has sold me not to donate any more
money due to their inability to manage, ridiculous delays, and sheer
With respect to the website... this is all being gone about the wrong way.
Why do I see one person, Waldemar, in charge of everything? Why do I see one
'plonetest' site? Who says Haiku's website and the drupal theme should have
only 9 topics in the navbar menu? What if, as it should according to the
condition of the donated money by Haikubouties, the theme should include
'bounties' in the navbar?
The thing is, there should be multiple websites for those taking part in the
contest that people can vote on, and it shouldn't be limited to one Haiku
Drupal theme. Just as in the icon contest, you shouldn't be limited to
icon-o-matic to create your icons. You should use whatever implementation
works best, whether it be mambo, wordpress, drupal or whatever. You should
be allowed to add whatever you want in the navbar with the navbar contents
listed here: http://haiku-os.org/learn.php?mode=news_view&id=411
as a basis for what should be on the website. Leave it up to the people who
vote for the new website what should and shouldn't be included on the site
and what system it uses, not what one person who made the contest says what
should be on it and what it uses, or what Koki or Axel suggests he thinks is
And that, was my rant.
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