Peter Amstutz wrote: > That said, suppose now is a good a time as any to announce to the list > that I'm in the process of drawing up a business plan for being able to > work on VOS full time. I'm in discussion with the Free Software > Foundation and others about possible sources of funding. This is a > long-term thing (the earliest I would be able to start doing this full > time would be July) but it'll mean a lot for the project, since I'll be > able to focus on it completely, support users, and generally get > everything done I've been meaning to do for a long time. I've come to > the conclusion that what we're trying to do is simply too big of a > problem to be solved by a few open source hobbists in any reasonable > amount of time (or more to the point, the world will have moved on to > something else before we have something usable). So by turning VOS > development into a business effort (while still based on free software > principals) I think I stand a good chance of being in a position to > really make a difference.
This is exciting news! I really hope you can get it to work out, because a project with as much potential as VOS needs someone on it full time. I can imagine that funding an open-source project will be tough, but if it makes you feel better, I certainly would click on the little "Donate to Interreality" paypal button if it ever appears ;) Ken _______________________________________________ vos-d mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.interreality.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vos-d