Looks like ozone, the multiplatform BeShare client, may have a contender. Or alternatively, may /be/ one. It seems that the creator of the original JavaShare, Bryan Varner, is prepping for a “Code-A-Thon” to take place this weekend. The Goal? A beta of JavaShare 2… with full filesharing support. However.. this isn’t pure generosity. By announcing now, he is gathering funds to use during the code-a-thon… on such neccessities as pizza, soda, chips, etc. Currently he has about $44 collected. $75 buys the full 3 day span… and oh yeah.. there is gonna be a webcam. so, if you have $30 and want to see what happens about 2.5 days into a 3 day non stop “code-a-thon” - you know what to do. And if you don’t know what to do, you are dumb. Dont worry about it.. just continue to bang your head against the wall.
The gauntlet has been thrown. Can ozone come back with a full 96 hour code-a-thon? Could this escalate to a triple digit code-a-thon war?!? Only time will tell. all I know is that non-beos users will soon have a plethora (look kids! big words!) of choices for invading your beshare turf. Be afraid. Be /very/ afraid. el Presidente is waiting. muwHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.
There is currently a poll at a site I shall not name. We cant post where. Careful observers may get the hint though.
In any case, it asks about “The OS That Never Was” - so if you think a certain OS was the most advanced in it’s day, and died unfairly… well, dont go find the poll and vote because that would skew the results. Instead, rest assured that your favorite os is already winning. Assuming your favorite os is BeOS.
Anyway, apologies if anyone figured it out. I was a secretive as I can be, but i have gotten a bit mischevious in my old age.
BeUnited and YellowTab have teamed up to promote standards in OpenBeOS distributions. As BeUnited and YellowTab are the only two announced OBOS distros I know of, this means there will be a pretty strong level of standardization.
This can only be good for BeOS, which has always relied on standards such as people files, mail files, mp3 attributes, etc. Hopefully this partnership will continue that, as well as more obtuse standards that shape the operating environment.
If anyone knows what that last sentance means, please tell me. In the mean time, congratulations to BeUnited and YellowTab on teaming up to make OpenBeOS distros a better experience for everyone. Yay!
BTW: You can read all about it at either of their homepages, accessible from the links above.
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