For many years now, Haiku is a regular participant in the Google Summer of Code program, which offers paid mentorship to people willing to work full time on Haiku for a few months. Google handles the payments, while mentors from our developer team handle the onboarding of the new contributors and guide them through the project.
Read more about Google Summer of Code 2023.
This year, 3 developers were selected.
The Haiku, Inc. financial report for 2022 is now available on the Haiku, Inc. Documents page.
Our donations for 2022 were almost as high as 2021, which was our record year so far.
In 2022 our contractor waddlesplash worked the whole year, and we got a Beta 4 release near Christmas due to his efforts as well as from our many other contributors.
I want to extend a huge thanks to all our donors, everyone in the project really appreciates every donation we get.
After a year and a half since the last beta, Haiku R1/beta4 has been released. See “Release Notes” for the release notes, “Press contact”, for press inquiries … and “Get Haiku!” to skip all that and just download the release (or upgrade to it from an existing install!)
We are proud to announce that Haiku, Inc. is now accepting donations through GitHub Sponsors.
This was actually set up about a month ago but it was only announced in our forums. We already have 10 sponsors and have set a new goal to get 20.
One nice aspect of GitHub Sponsors is that the fees for any payments are covered by GitHub. Haiku, Inc. loses a decent percentage of our PayPal donations to fees, so any current donors using PayPal to donate to Haiku can consider switching to GitHub Sponsors to make your donation go a bit further.
The Haiku, Inc. financial reports for 2020 and 2021 are now available on the Haiku, Inc. Documents page.
There is also a forum post with a bit more details, which also explains why the 2020 report was so late and the 2021 report was so early.
Our donations for 2022 are off to a great start with over $2,000 donated so far, and we are not even 10 days into the year.
The Haiku Project launched its official merchandise today in partnership with FreeWear, an online free and open-source software (FOSS) merchandising store and print shop. The partnership will allow The Haiku Project to offer a new way for people to financially contribute to the development of Haiku whilst getting a physical item in return for their gratitude. Donations greatly contribute to initiatives such as the recent development contract, which is allowing waddlesplash, a respected Haiku contributor, to make further general improvements to Haiku, such as system improvements, new and refined drivers and more.
Haiku, Inc. is proud to announce that we have hired existing contributor waddlesplash to work on general Haiku improvement full-time. The contract was signed on Monday, August 23, 2021 and waddlesplash plans to start work tomorrow.
In the past Haiku, Inc. has hired contributors as contractors for specific projects, such as the package system or working on WebKit and our WebPositive browser, but this is the first time someone has been hired for a more open-ended position for general improvements.
Dedication asks each of its adherents to have faith even as time and energy pass through from one year to the next. Dedication brings with it a variety of challenges, but also rewards. Dedication is something most people claim to have, but few readily exhibit it in the face of adversity. As of today, Aug. 18, 2021, the Haiku Project is celebrating two decades of dedication, marking the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Haiku operating system and the start of this ride to save, maintain, and expand upon the BeOS legacy it spawned from.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2021
THE HAIKU PROJECT CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF BETA 3 Poetry is in motion. The Haiku Project, its developers and team members announced the Haiku operating system released its third beta release, version R1/Beta3, July 25th, 2021. Version R1B3 continues the trend of more frequent releases to provide users and developers with an up to date and stable platform to work on.
This release combines the best of Haiku’s history as a spiritual successor of BeOS and the hard work of a passionate community.
The Haiku Project’s release coordinator for the R1/Beta3 release, kallisti5, has made the decision to bump back the release of R1/Beta3 by one week.
The updated timeline is here.
The Beta3 release introduces an important update to Haiku WebKit, which subsequently produces some rendering regressions.
While several of the bugs have already been fixed in Haiku WebKit this week, one final bug remains, which involves an issue with disappearing text.