04-Oct-2002: Phase II Team Betatester and Betatester II, Frankfurt:
The Betatester Program has been very successful and we need to acknowledge the
reliable support we have received from most of our Betatesters for the Pegasos
and MorphOS. Thanks!
If you are a Core MorphOS Developer, a Qualified Betatester, or a Phase II
Betatester (to be explained) we will organize and cover your travel and lodging
expenses to the Betatester II Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The Conference
is currently scheduled for 12 October. We understand that we need to push the
date back so that plans can be made and we can maximize the opportunity to make
this gathering as meaningful and productive as possible. The new date will be
14-15 December at the Hilton Hotel, Frankfurt.
Get ready! M-Day is here!
1. On 12 October version 1.0 of MorphOS will be released to all Betatesters.
2. The week of 13 October the Pegasos Betatester mainboard will be released
to Resellers. It is STILL a "Betatester."
3. On 12 October Phase II of Team Betatester will begin.
About the Betatester II Conference
If you are Core MorphOS Developer you are automatically included. If you are
a "qualified" Betatester (you have been sending your bug reports, testing
applications, etc.) you are included. If you purchase a Betatester in October
and port an application or develop an original program for MorphOS to demonstrate
at Betatester II you are *eligible* to be included. If you have an interesting
hardware development or special hardware skills required to test and experiment
with the Pegasos you are *eligible* for Phase II of the Betatester Program
and can be included.
If you are a Graphic Artist, a Demo Scene producer, or a Web Designer and
you have something to show us that captures the spirit of the future we want
to create with Team Betatester, you are *eligible* and can be included. The
websites to be created are www.pegasosppc.com and www.pegasosppc.org.
We will provide travel and lodging for up to 100 Developers/Betatesters. To
register and be considered you must email your full contact information to
email@example.com before 20 October. After 14 October Betatester machines can be purchased from these known distributors/resellers:
USA and Canada details coming soon!
Also at Betatester II...
We will present the strategic plan for MorphOS, the Pegasos and the eclipsis.
We will present the first peripheral devices: a wireless camera, a smart card
reader, and the DataPlay disc drive. They will all work with the Pegasos and
depending on what activity each Betatester is involved with in the future
these devices will be given to Betatesters for testing/development. All Betatesters
will receive the Thendic card reader and a Betatester Smart Card that enables
secure FTP access to the Betatester II application library and loyalty program.
We will also award 1000 Euros for the best program ported to MorphOS, the
best Demo, and the best hardware innovation presented at the Conference. The
results will be determined by a popular vote of the 100 Developers/Betatesters
present and the Thendic/bplan Team. Each person has one vote.
The Conference begins at 1000 14 December. The formal presentations begin
at 1500 and end at 1800. From 1000 to 1800 only Developers/Betatesters and
the Thendic/bplan Team will be admitted. At 1800 until 2400 the Conference
will be open to all interested parties and a buffet style "working" dinner
will be provided with coffee and drinks. All others admitted for the evening
demonstration from will receive a Betatester II T-Shirt. The cost of entry
for interested parties is 20 Euros.
However, anyone having purchased a Betatester and not already a Conference
participant will be admitted free. Sunday, 15 December the Conference will
be open from 1000 until 1500. The voting for the contests will be at 1200.
The cost of entry for interested parties is 20 Euros. A buffet lunch will
be served and coffee and drinks will be provided. Again, anyone having purchased
a Betatester and not already a Conference participant will be admitted free.
Last Update: 21/02/2003