Hi everyone, even if I know that it’s just my second post, I wanna introduce this new idea.
PREFACE: I’m the president of an Italian cultural association that teaches emerging artists to indipendently produce theirselves using free (as in speech) softwares/licenses.
Since we can’t help the develop itself, we support specific open source projects in other ways, such as ‘spreading the voice’ (in order to try involve more peoples that can boost the grow) and posting ideas.
The main problem we found here is not the OS (that is not yet mature, anyway) but the relative sparsity of open source applications for it.
“My” Open Source software list wiki section tries to stimulate the Haiku community in this direction…
Then i discovered the Software Wishlist that tastes like Glass Elevator but oriented to 3rd party software that can be included in distros: great idea (that i also ported to the ROS wiki). This inspired me the wishdistro concept, that aims to purpose lists of specific open softwares for specialized distros.
The HAMPS goal is to “raise” a live distro for mutimedia productions, such as many Linux-based ones ( A/DeMuDi,dyne:bolic,MediainLinux,m-station,JackLab or -commercial- Studio to Go!…) but with Haiku as a core platform. We stongly believe that Linux is a very good, mature and spreaded OS but too mutch server-oriented.
Haiku (and before BeOS) is mutch more interesting for multimedia purposes, in our opinion. Here’s the (wiki)link:
Last but not least, in my previous 3ad, Urias claimed that
BeOS and Haiku are already POSIX-compliant (although BeOS is lacking some basic and important POSIX functionality - which hopefully Haiku will have)..
Contributions, opinions and (constructive) critics are welcome.