It just was confirmed by Yahoo that they are willing to sponsor the LogiLogi project! Yoohoohooo! :))
They already contacted us a week ago with their intentions, but today it was confirmed! To what extent and how exactly is still up for negotiation, but they said it is certainly going to be some funds and all the free advertising on the yahoo- network needed for a professional & smooth launch of Manta! And most importantly today they also assured us that Manta can remain Free Software! They will sponsor the foundation, and will not try to buy us out or anything… ;)
We will have a first meeting with a representative this Wednesday in Amsterdam. Yippeee! :)
They did not explain the why of their generous sponsorship in that many words, but it most likely may have something to do with giving us a good start versus Google’s Knol. A “Knol” is a slow, ugly, clumsy, farmers horse in Dutch, and whatever Google’s strength, we are now surely going to gallop straight past the ‘ol knol in style thanks to Yahoo! I already loved Yahoo since I had my first e-mail address with them! :)
Wow, sigh, everything is going so fast! :)))
Yippee Yahoo !!!
The LogiLogi Manta bughunt is now officially open. The idea is that everyone is invited to find and fix as many bugs as possible in LogiLogi Manta. The one who finds and fixes the most bugs will win a nice prize and of course everlasting glory! What the prize is will be a surprise until the bughunting season closes again, which as it seems now will happen on the 13th of April.
Especially for the students from the University of Nijmegen this is part of their assignment. They work in pairs, so every bug is sent in by a pair, but counts are going to be kept individually (as pairs will rotate). I (Wybo) will be keeping the score, and checking the committed code and bugs. And to ensure a fair game I will not partake in the bughunt myself, so any commits / bug-reports I file will not be counted… (but fixes for them by you are).
The scores will be reported on the mailing-list each week....Continue reading »