Haikuware Needs Your Help

Blog post by umccullough on Thu, 2013-07-18 04:51


UPDATE: Goal reached - thanks for stepping up and helping out everyone! Feel free to donate toward next year's costs though :)

A few days ago, Haikuware (and BeBits) finally came back from a somewhat lengthy outage. Several of you may have noticed the news article that was posted when the site came back online.

You may have also noticed that Karl has setup a donation button and meter to help cover the annual infrastructure costs - 588 EUR/year. If you didn't see this, it's currently prominently displayed on the top left of the Haikuware front page.

I urge everyone to show their support for Haikuware as I personally have, and donate if they feel Haikuware deserves to remain a viable resource for the community. I suspect that nearly 100% of Haiku users have visited www.haikuware.com at least once and downloaded something useful. If you have, and you feel you might want to visit again, perhaps it's worth showing a small token of thanks.

In addition to providing software downloads, Haikuware also provides additional resources, such as forums, blogs, and the somewhat famous Haikuware Bounties.

In case you're unfamiliar with the history of Haikuware's bounties, they have helped deliver funds to developers over the years to jump start such projects as WebPositive (via the Webkit port bounty), SATA/AHCI drivers, improved Wifi support, a Gutenprint port, a port of Gallium3d to Haiku (currently in-progress), along with several other items.

And don't forget BeBits - it is currently hosted on the same server as Haikuware. Keep the nostalgia alive!

So head over there now and show your support! Every bit helps, you can be personally responsible for keeping Haikuware up and running for months or years to come.

Comments

Re: Haikuware Needs Your Help

Done.

Re: Haikuware Needs Your Help

Done! :) I've been sloppy in my keeping up to date. I apologise. :(

Re: Haikuware Needs Your Help

Even though soon there may be repositories ("depots") everywhere in the Haiku land, there is still room for old school dedicated software website like BeBits and HaikuWare.

Re: Haikuware Needs Your Help

Donated just EUR1 :( sorry

Re: Haikuware Needs Your Help

Done! I wish I could donate more than 25 euros! My computer fried during a thunderstorm and I ordered a new one last Friday. Next month may be more promising.

Re: Haikuware Needs Your Help

Looks like the donation drive for the server costs is almost complete! I checked a few minutes ago & the donation indicator on Haikuware's homepage indicated that €585.07 had been donated so far.

Awesome job by everyone who donated!

Re: Haikuware Needs Your Help

Thanks guys! I'll keep an eye out next year to see if another donation drive is in order and let you know :)

Re: Haikuware Needs Your Help

Good to hear that BeBits is back online.

Actually, I just logged into my BeBits account (first time in years), and I was very surprised to see that the licensed software I purchased 12 years ago is still available in my "BeBits Purchases" account. That's great!