Unix Porting Project to seek UK adminBy Chris Williams. Published: 6th Jun 2005, 10:41:16 | Permalink | Printable
Firefox pledge-o-meter launchedPeter Naulls, of the Unix Porting Project, has revealed that he is seeking a UK based project administrator to take over the day to day running of his porting initiative.
Peter will be heading for the soaring temperatures of California, USA, ditching overcast Cambridgeshire, in pursuit of "a real job" in time for August this year. Whilst waiting for his immigration Visa to arrive, Peter told UPP subscribers over the weekend that his move away from Europe is in order "to pursue a real job, meet family requirements, and enjoy significantly larger income than I could ever hope to get out of doing RISC OS work, as well as attempt to recoup the significant costs I've incurred by pursuing so much RISC OS work in the past few years."
Owing to the fact that his time will soon be limited, Peter says his project will need someone willing to manage and collect subscriptions, represent the project at most RISC OS events as well as user group meetings, and produce CDs of software ported to RISC OS. Anyone interested should contact Peter.
Peter also confirmed today that this month's Big Ben Club show in The Netherlands will be his last RISC OS show for "quite some time".
Playing with fire
As work continues on the Firefox port, Peter has also created a 'Pledge-O-Meter' which shows how many more pledges of cash he needs before a first beta release of the open source web browser is made available. If the gauge reaches 100 percent, he says the software will be published on CD in time for the Big Ben Club show, on June 18th, and for download afterwards.
You may also have noticed that Peter temporarily withdrew his website of open source software and resources over the weekend. The take down came after his essay on how to post correctly to Usenet and mailing lists backfired when a small number of the newsgroups' contributors vented their strong feelings on being lectured by Peter. The flamefest drew mixed criticism and support from developers and users, and amongst the usual Usenet banter, "The Peter Naulls Appreciation Society" was founded in response to the removal of riscos.info. One adoring fan gushed: "We will be publishing daily updates on our campaign which aims to ensure his commitment to the RISC OS world."
Peter's riscos.info website
Peter Naulls is a Drobe.co.uk contributor
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