Haikuware Donates $10,000 to Haiku!!!

News posted on Thu, 2011-07-07 20:30

That's right, you read that right. And no, today is not April 1st. Haikuware has donated Ten-Thousand Dollars to Haiku, Inc.

Haiku, Inc. gratefully values each and every dollar that is is donated. A contribution of this magnitude, well, it simply is astounding. In other words, thank you once again, Haikuware!

This financial contribution will be used to guarantee that funds for the first six months of Michael's contract are 100% secured. Additionally, it will provide a significant head start on being able to renew the contract for 6 more months.

Here's a breakdown of Haiku, Inc.'s finances. (The numbers are rounded for presentation)

  • $25,000 in available funds.
  • plus $4,000 from Google Summer of Code 2011
  • minus $3,000 for Ingo's contract
  • minus $16,500 for Michael's first 6 months
  • = $9,500 available cash, after the above transactions

In order to finance a second 6-month contract, $8,000 is the absolute rock-bottom, bare-bones, minimum that needs to be raised. However, raising another $10,000 will provide a small cushion to account for unexpected costs.

If need be, a specific fundraiser could be held halfway through Michael's first contract.

The gears are now in motion. Can you provide the traction to keep this moving forward?


Re: Haikuware Donates $10,000 to Haiku!!!

wow, that's astonishing. I think haikuware deserves more appreciation. Perhaps a link to haikuware.com, that is at least a little visible? I think the first time I discovered haikuware.com , it was because of a comment in the haiku forum.

Re: Haikuware Donates $10,000 to Haiku!!!

Why does Haikuware require a login? Is it just down/broken?

Re: Haikuware Donates $10,000 to Haiku!!!

When I went there, a couple days ago, it said "We'll be back soon". When I clicked on a link to a file they hosted, I was "treated" to (actually disgusted by) a page that indicated Haikuware had been hacked by an Arabic individual. Big green flashing logo with arabic script and sword and a bunch of "leetspeak" gobbledegook.

I imagine Haikuware shall be back as soon as they've secured their server(s) again. If a username/password combo is necessary for every user, to keep this from happening again, so be it. But I think this is only a temporary thing.

Re: Haikuware Donates $10,000 to Haiku!!!

Wow. Just wow. Almost speechless... in a good way.

Re: Haikuware Donates $10,000 to Haiku!!!

For visibility, there is now a "Sponsor" block on the front page of this site, www.haiku-inc.org, and on http://haiku-inc.org/public-sponsors.html

About Haikuware's current state, earlier in the week it became victim of hackers. Karl hopes to have the site back to normal operations sometime next week. Read more here: http://www.haiku-os.org/community/forum/haikuware_hacked

Re: Haikuware Donates $10,000 to Haiku!!!

We'll be back online soon! Thanks for the announcement.

The password required to access the site is indeed just temporary until we get things sorted out. I don't want to pass judgement yet, but it did look like an attack that originated from the speculated origin ;)

Best wishes to Haiku Inc. & Michael (mmlr) to further Haiku :) Hopefully more commercial donors will jump on board!

btw, you guys need to update the piggy on your frontpage ;)

Re: Haikuware Donates $10,000 to Haiku!!!

The piggy bank is updated. Given that we are hoping to raise enough funds to secure a second 6-month contract with mmlr, the fundraising goal has been adjusted.

Here's some tidbits to help give everyone a frame of reference. This donation is about five times larger than the previous largest donation. In these 6 months + 1 week of 2011, the total income has surpassed the yearly income for 2010!

Re: Haikuware Donates $10,000 to Haiku!!!

Wow! A massive THANK YOU to Karl, Haikuware and all their donors.

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Reeeeespect! :)

It's a good things that we have enough to do for mmlr.

Re: Haikuware Donates $10,000 to Haiku!!!

I hope you didnt donate the money of the gallium3D bountry :P. Perhaps there is still hope that somebody will accept it.

Re: Haikuware Donates $10,000 to Haiku!!!

The donation has nothing to do with the bounty program. It's a donation solely from Haikuware.

Re: Haikuware Donates $10,000 to Haiku!!!

This is awesome.

But where does Haikuware get this kind of money?
Isn't it just a website with Haiku software?
Did they earn this money through donations, and decided it would be better spent on the OS than the Haikuware site?

Just curious.

Does Haiku inc and Haikuware have the same owners?

Re: Haikuware Donates $10,000 to Haiku!!!

Once again, the money is not from donations.

Haiku Inc. is not affiliated with Haikuware.

Re: Haikuware Donates $10,000 to Haiku!!!

Yet another insanely gracious gift from Haikuware to Haiku inc, huge thanks and respect kdvman! I really hope you are listed amongst the contributors in the Haiku 'about' because with your work on Haikuware, bounty program and these amazing cash donations you have certainly contributed enough by far to be listed there.

Re: Haikuware Donates $10,000 to Haiku!!!

Its really time to monazite on this project guys, You need to start to think about core technologies and pitch the platforms core as a successor the preexisting technologies like Linux and BSD. This way you are more lightly to get a partner or a parent company who will invest in the project you just need to find a way to make it more than just a hobby os.

Re: Haikuware Donates $10,000 to Haiku!!!

This is my first message, but not the first time i've been here!
I agree with Fortheloveofhaiku that for haiku to have enough people and developers working on the system, must take some kind of steps to get some partners.

I have a few ideas: The first time i use Beos, was the version 4.5 in 1998. what a shock was to have 8 videos running at the same time in a pentium 166 mhz mmx, when that was imposible with Windows 98. So investigating a little about the system (I was a kid in high school at that time) i read that the system was developed thinking in multimedia performance.
So i think that's the approach Haiku should take with the marketing of the system. It would be interesting to see Haiku making some kind of agreement or deal with companies like propeller heads (owner of REASON ) or other multimedia software companies!.
Just imagine: you buy propeller's Reason and you don't need a license of an O.S to run it. Just put the Dvd's and install Haiku with Reason in it!

What do you think about that?

Best regards,


P.S: Sorry my English, it's not my native language!