Happy New Year from FSO

Wolfgang Spraul wolfgang at sharism.cc
Sat Jan 2 15:41:34 CET 2010

congratulations for taking FSO this far and all the best and some good
luck in 2010!

On Sat, Jan 02, 2010 at 02:31:22PM +0100, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote:
> 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
> on).
> 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
> -- 
> :M:
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