|[News] The M-day has come!||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 04-Oct-2002 13:57 GMT by Alkis Tsapanidis||114 comments|
Phase II Team Betatester and Betatester II, Frankfurt: |
The Betatester Program has been very successful and we need to
acknowledge the reliable support we have received from most of our
Betatesters for the Pegasos and MorphOS. Thanks!
If you are a Core MorphOS Developer, a Qualified Betatester, or a
Phase II Betatester (to be explained) we will organize and cover
your travel and lodging expenses to the Betatester II Conference
in Frankfurt, Germany. The Conference is currently scheduled for 12 October.
We understand that we need to push the date back so that plans can
be made and we can maximize the opportunity to make this
gathering as meaningful and productive as possible.
The new date will be 14-15 December at the Hilton Hotel, Frankfurt.
Get ready! M-Day is here!
1. On 12 October version 1.0 of MorphOS will be released to all Betatesters.
2. The week of 13 October the Pegasos Betatester mainboard will be released to Resellers. It is STILL a "Betatester."
3. On 12 October Phase II of Team Betatester will begin.
About the Betatester II Conference
If you are Core MorphOS Developer you are automatically included.
If you are a "qualified" Betatester (you have been sending your bug
reports, testing applications, etc.) you are included.
If you purchase a Betatester in October and port an application or
develop an original program for MorphOS to demonstrate at
Betatester II you are *eligible* to be included.
If you have an interesting hardware development or special hardware
skills required to test and experiment with the Pegasos
you are *eligible* for Phase II of the Betatester Program
and can be included.
If you are a Graphic Artist, a Demo Scene producer, or a Web
Designer and you have something to show us that captures the spirit
of the future we want to create with Team Betatester, you are
*eligible* and can be included.
The websites to be created are www.pegasosppc.com and www.pegasosppc.org.
We will provide travel and lodging for up to 100 Developers/Betatesters.
To register and be considered you must email your full contact
information to firstname.lastname@example.org before 20 October.
After 14 October Betatester machines can be purchased from these
USA and Canada details coming soon!
Also at Betatester II...
We will present the strategic plan for MorphOS, the Pegasos and the eclipsis.
We will present the first peripheral devices: a wireless camera, a
smart card reader, and the DataPlay disc drive. They will all work
with the Pegasos and depending on what activity each Betatester
is involved with in the future these devices will be given
to Betatesters for testing/development. All Betatesters
will receive the Thendic card reader and a Betatester
Smart Card that enables secure FTP access to the Betatester II
application library and loyalty program.
We will also award 1000 Euros for the best program ported to
MorphOS, the best Demo, and the best hardware innovation presented
at the Conference. The results will be determined by a popular vote
of the 100 Developers/Betatesters present and the Thendic/bplan
Team. Each person has one vote.
The Conference begins at 1000 14 December. The formal presentations
begin at 1500 and end at 1800. From 1000 to 1800 only
Developers/Betatesters and the Thendic/bplan Team will be admitted.
At 1800 until 2400 the Conference will be open to all interested
parties and a buffet style "working" dinner will be provided
with coffee and drinks. All others admitted for the evening
demonstration from will receive a Betatester II T-Shirt.
The cost of entry for interested parties is 20 Euros.
However, anyone having purchased a Betatester and not already
a Conference participant will be admitted free.
Sunday, 15 December the Conference will be open from 1000 until
1500. The voting for the contests will be at 1200. The cost of entry
for interested parties is 20 Euros. A buffet lunch will be
served and coffee and drinks will be provided. Again, anyone having
purchased a Betatester and not already a Conference participant
will be admitted free.
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|Posted by Anonymous on 08-Oct-2002 14:01 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 94 (Keith Blakemore-Noble):|
K B-N demonstrated amply how easy it is for him to lose his temper:
"Oh no, I'm being savaged by someone so sure of their "facts" that they are too scared to even identify themselves. How will I cope?! "
"Being savaged by anonymous" used twice Keith, you _are_ lacking originality today. If you
think there is legal precendence to support your "assertions" then please go ahead
and demonstrate by reference. For someone for whom the burden of proof for others
is normally so high I am sure that you will be able to oblige.
Lets give you a case study:
If someone said to me "Keith spent some time in the clink" and I repeated this to
another rather than said "person X alleges that Keith spent some time in the clink"
Which is the libel, the slander and mere reporting? Which would be subject to
You see I suspect ( yes I admit it is just speculation ) that you have got a pound
of flesh in all this and you take any reporting of Fleecy and Ben Hermans allegations
as personal. Evidence being exactly how upset you get every time it is mentioned.
What is the pound of flesh? Probably nothing more or less than you taking sides
against Amiga Inc all those years ago and being unable to see life any other way.
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