Happy New Year from FSO

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at vanille-media.de
Sat Jan 2 14:31:22 CET 2010

In the name of the FSO team, I wish all of you a Happy New Year!

2009 was a turbulent year for us, the year where Openmoko stopped
supporting us and we had to show our belief in the project by just
continuing with as much effort as possible. Thanks to all contributors
and users of our APIs.

2010 will be a very critical year for FSO, perhaps the most critical
ever -- since it's going to show whether we dive into oblivion being
overrun by the "big guys", or whether we can establish and strengthen
our niche.

Middleware always has this problem of invisibility -- what people
recognize are applications, not so much the driving software layers
below. In order to be a bit more visible, I'd like all of you who are
using FSO to join Ohloh[1] and state that you are either a contributor
and/or using FSO.

If all goes well, 2010 will be the year where we finally migrate all
remaining FSO services to C (or Vala, to be exact), hence delivering a
significant speedup for your FreeRunner (or whatever device you run FSO

Let me also remind you that we have a PayPal account for donations, and
are also available for contract work. Thanks for your support!

(1) http://www.ohloh.net/p/fso


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