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Announcement   Announcement : Amiga Seeding the Success Campaign
   posted by DiscreetFX on 9-Jun-2008 22:12:11 (5227 reads)
Chicago, Illinois – June 9th, 2008

For Immediate Release

Amiga Seeding the Success Campaign from DiscreetFX


The Amiga computer represents a lot of firsts in the computer industry but it also represents many missed opportunities. Since the death of Commodore in 1994 the Amiga has descended into dark times. They say you learn most from your failures and not your successes and this is most certainly the case when it comes to Amiga. And yet some good things have happened as well.


The Amiga market has branched off into some healthy competition with the arrival of MorphOS, AROS & Amiga OS 4.0. The Amiga emulation scene is alive and well with Amiga Forever from Cloanto. And lets not forget the hard work of the developers of Minimig, Natami & CloneA. Amiga developers have transcended the need of one company controlling the destiny of Amiga and have forged ahead in interesting ways.

It is this Amiga spirit that DiscreetFX loves and we want to nurture. So starting today we will select one winner per month and give them $100 donation via paypal. No this is not a ton of money but it is a gesture that is meant to encourage positive feelings and development in the Amiga community of families. Each month if a developer or even user does something outstanding that pushes forward the Amiga, MorphOS, AROS or Amiga OS 4.0 brand we will send them this little reward. The first reward has already been sent in fact.

The winner is Jan Zahurancik's AmiKit. Jan has worked tirelessly and created a killer add on for WinUAE and the Amiga emulation scene. He is not alone and it takes many to change the world. But it is our sincere hope that the Amiga scene can grow one day again. One million users and 100,000 active developers would be just grand. Thanks again Jan Zahurancik for all your hard work and your the winner for June 2008. Who will July 2008's winner be? Feel free to participate in the process and let us know via e-mail who you think deserves to win in July. They can be MorphOS, Amiga OS, OS 4.0, AROS users or developers. That does not matter, what does matter is that they worked hard and pushed the community forward in a positive way.

Best regards

- DiscreetFX Team
    

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Plaz 
Re: Amiga Seeding the Success Campaign
Posted on 9-Jun-2008 22:26:51
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Very cool idea. Congrats and thanks to Jan.

Should we get a suggestion thread going for other potential canidates?

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Re: Amiga Seeding the Success Campaign
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@Plaz

Sure


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Re: Amiga Seeding the Success Campaign
Posted on 9-Jun-2008 22:31:50
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This is a great gesture from DiscreetFX. Just lovely.
There is alot of people that have done much for us users.

For example strohmayer with doing amigaversion of OWB and also afxgroup.
MPlayer that afxgroup did.
Jahc (my favourite coder) for wookie/sabre.
Slash for epistula (keep on with that filedirect:)
Zerohero for dopus os4native and other stuff
Xeron for his ftp program.
Antique for porting new versions of ctorrent (even if he often has struggles with the gui:)
DaveAE for AE and all other live audiodrivers for amiga.
Robin Cloutman for rcFTPd.
Lyle Haze for making usb driver for usb midi interface (cant live without it)
and all other i forgot to name here...
oh not to forgot Deniil at onyxsoft etc.

This list could be forever long :)

Last edited by Kicko on 09-Jun-2008 at 10:37 PM.
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@DiscreetFX

Very nice gesture.
Just for reference to call attention to another developer donation program:

http://www.amigans.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=1808&forum=5

This is at least the 3rd such positive effort I've noticed.
Perhaps maybe even networking and tying them together in some way might make the efforts more productive.

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This is a great idea from DiscreetFX and is just the sort of positvity that is greatly needed right now.

I just hope that the court case can be concluded soon and then efforts such as this will have true purpose.


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Re: Amiga Seeding the Success Campaign
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Quote:
Chicago, Illinois - January 9th, 2008
For Immediate Release

Is it really still January in Chicago ? Or did it take that long to become a news here ?!

Very good idea and nice gesture !

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Re: Amiga Seeding the Success Campaign
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Could someone change that to June please?


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changed the date.


Jan no doubt has done a lot, well deserved


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Thanx tomazkid


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An excellent gesture.
It's like XMas all year round


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Re: Amiga Seeding the Success Campaign
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Good move DiscreetFX !
Let's hope it will further motivate those with programming
talents in their future Amiga projects.


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yeah man, I could do with $100 :)

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Good job DiscreetFX.

Rude!


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Great idea! :)

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whats mcewen ever done for us? except steal our money and screw everything with bad management?...this is just more evidence that even with limited resources, discreet fx would be a more positive force in charge of amiga than current management.

i disagree on the healthy competition part though (this is a democracy hehe)..theres not enough developers to go round for 3 projects... its got the community divided with all 3 options being very much inadequate compared relatively with their predecessors (classic).... not to mention mcewen making enemies and not building partnerships...

IMHO the community would be better served completely united behind either of the alternative OS's - aros or morphOS...just pick one and stick with it because Mcewen isn't going to deliver... bill mcewen has made himself a laughing stock in the IT business community and a lot of enemies in the user/developer community so as long as he's alive and at the helm a goal of 100,000 developers is as likely as Satan ice skating to work.. That many educated people are not stupid enough to be involved with a company that has been so "dodgy" and so "utterly useless".


discreet fx - change you can believe in!!!

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discreet fx - change you can believe in!!!


Must be a Chicago thing


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Great idea for a campaign, and congratulations Jan! ;)

Cheers,
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This is great! Thanks discreetfx
You have already done more for Amiga than Amiga INC has done since they aquired Amiga.

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For example strohmayer with doing amigaversion of OWB and also afxgroup.
MPlayer that afxgroup did.
Jahc (my favourite coder) for wookie/sabre.
Slash for epistula (keep on with that filedirect:)
Zerohero for dopus os4native and other stuff
Xeron for his ftp program.
Antique for porting new versions of ctorrent (even if he often has struggles with the gui:)
DaveAE for AE and all other live audiodrivers for amiga.
Robin Cloutman for rcFTPd.
Lyle Haze for making usb driver for usb midi interface (cant live without it)
and all other i forgot to name here...
oh not to forgot Deniil at onyxsoft etc.

Let me add a few more:
Error for FryingPan (who I'm sure Kicko only omitted out of fear of being accused of bias).
Michael Battilana/Cloanto for Amiga Forever and all the other things he's done over the years.
CygnusEd for Apache and CygWin etc.

Best regards,

Niels

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Just wanted to congratulate AmiKit on reaching 10,000 downloads!

Awesome!

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