Many thanks to the generous dealers below that have contributed to this contest (in order of contribution amount):
And a very special thanks to the following Amigan contributors (in order of contribution):
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DevContest 2005 - The end !
Ok, here we go. Here are the results of this AmigaOS DevContest but believe me this is not what you were expecting. I didn't expect this too. I must say I am a bit disapointed. :-/
What happened is that only one project was submitted in time. It is Rockbeat by James "Jahc" Carroll. All other projects were far from being complete and their author told me they had to resign because they couldn't make it in time. So the contest which should have elect a winner out of several developers wasn't a contest anymore.
What could I do ? Should the first prize go to James without being able to compare his program with others ? I think this is not fair and that the people that contributed to this contest would have the feeling their money didn't serve the Amiga cause very well. As James Carroll and several contributors agreed with me I decided to change the end of this contest.
A weird thing never comes alone. When I and the various people already decided the above, Yoodoo2 sent me an email with his software MindSpace. He was 1 day late but well, I can't leave it unpunished :-) so I decided to give him 50 euros to thank him for his participation. Yoodoo2 is a nice guy because he asked me to give this money to some Amiga websites.
Also note that several Amigans contributed giving money to this contest for a total amount of 200 euros (!). Of course I won't keep that for myself and I'll give it entirely to the Amiga cause and it makes a nice total of 250 euros.
Not bad for a contest that didn't make it :-)
Many thanks to everyone !
I would like to thank again the following people that contributed to this contest. Even if it didn't work out, at least several people in the Amiga community will benefit from it. New projects are in the pipeline, Amiga websites and Amiga developers will get some money
My last words
I was probably too optimistic when I started this development contest. Maybe it was too early in the AmigaOS development process. I think too many Amigans are busy with their life (wife, children?)
or are simply too tired to work for their company to code on their Amiga when they get back home.
In any case, I would like to remind everyone that you can do a lot to help to push AmigaOS into the future: write tutorials, help people on forums, write code, write documentation, bring momentum back in house!
Philippe 'Elwood' Ferrucci