Independent Select for Iyonix interest list openedBy Chris Williams. Published: 7th Oct 2005, 21:57:29 | Permalink | Printable
Pledge for Iyonix port of Select but only if 99 others do tooRISC OS user Phil Mellor has created a page on plegdebank.com so that Iyonix owners can register an interest in Select for the Iyonix. Along with Phil, users can promise to subscribe to a Select port for the Iyonix but only if 100 people in total sign up before the end of the year. If sufficient people sign up, everyone who pledges is contacted by the website and told to pay up to RISCOS Ltd.
The developers of RISC OS 4 have said they need at least 100 people to sign up to Select for Iyonix before committing any time to it. People who pledge should also drop ROL an email to officially register an interest in Select for the Iyonix.
The pledgebank.com FAQ has more details on the system, including a note that says that pledges aren't binding, and are closer to a gentlemen's agreement. Pledgebank.com provides support for pledges ranging from people who want to kick their smoking habit to the formation of a civil liberties group in the UK.
Iyonix owner Phil swears he didn't steal the pledgebank.com idea from an earlier discussion post. He said, "I got the idea (independently, honest) after reading a post on the Iyonix mailing list earlier this evening, which quoted posts from the Select mailing list asking users to email RISCOS Ltd. I'm sure the separate lists don't help - it makes the discussion much harder when you can only see one half of it.
"Hopefully something good will come of it, anyway."
According to reports, ROL currently have around 41 Iyonix users signed up for Select on Iyonix. The new pledgebank.com list may also act as an independent list of Iyonix owners who want to register an interest, possibly putting an end to speculation from Select subscribers that ROL are dragging their feet over the Select for Iyonix issue.
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