Haiku Code Drive: May 16 update
This is the first time we try this sort of program, and we are sure there will be lessons to learn from this first experience. We are already aware of some areas where we can improve. For example, PayPal may not be that convenient for people in some countries, nor it is the most economical way to receive donations; hopefully next year we will be in a position to offer other alternatives, both for the added convenience to the donors, as well as for the potential savings on transaction fees. Also, this year we specifically targeted GSoC students, but next year may be different, and we may consider opening up the program to broader participation. Perhaps we will also carry out the program at a different time of the year, so that it does not overlap with the GSoC, which can be a bit overwhelming from an organizational and mentoring point of view. I am sure we will find other areas where we could have done better as we go along or people point out; we will try to learn from this experience in order to make a better Haiku Code Drive next year.
Besides the many generous donors, we also want to thank those who are helping to spread the word about the Haiku Code Drive 2008, including but not limited to Haiku News, Haikuware, and BeOS News. If you have a website or blog and would like to help spread the word, here are some suggestions that you can follow.
Will be back with another update in a few days!
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