RISC OS Connect project lacking supportPublished: 2nd Oct 2007, 20:34:17 | Permalink | Printable
Focus could shift from charity to collaborative effortsA charity-backed project set up to fund future RISC OS software development has so far gained little interest, it was revealed today. In a progress update to members of the RISC OS Connect mailing list, the project's founder Graham Shaw said he had hoped for "a core of activists" to step forward to help out.
The RISC OS Connect project was formed in May following a fringe meeting at the Wakefield 2007 event. It was hoped a charity could eventually be set up to bankroll a website offering cash and other resources to RISC OS software and product developers. Graham had produced a web-based database for people to add their details to.
Admitting that "a status report is long overdue", he said today: "The membership database is complete, but there seems to be little interest from potential members - even taking into account the very limited steps taken so far to attract members.
"No doubt the number could be raised with further encouragement, but for my original ideas to work there really needs to be a core of activists who don't need any encouragement in order to drive things forward."
Meanwhile, Paul Stewart has been working on a skills database, according to Graham. This is an online system that allows people to collaboratively work together by advertising their skills and seeking the help of others.
Graham added: "This is perhaps a better type of project to be concentrating on at the moment, as it can be justified as useful in its own right regardless of whether there is any organisation to support it."
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