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=== The Entry Phase of the Third Kurobox Contest Has Ended. ===
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= Open Contests =
After an extension to the submission phase of the third Kurobox Contest entries are no longer being accepted. We now move into the Judging phase of the contest. [http://www.kurobox.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1052 Voting] is ongoing until the evening of July 30. Check out the [[Contests|Contest]] page for information about past contests. For those of you not aware, prizes for these contests are listed at the [http://www.kurobox.com/revolution/contest.html Revolution Contest page]
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== Introduction ==
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Recently there has been some discussion on IRC about the effect of the contests held by Revolution and forwarding the community itself. I cannot argue the contests are harmful to Kurobox, as the contests have helped our numbers grow by leaps and bounds. Now, I challenge people to take the next steps. '''Welcome to OpenContests'''.
  
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== What is OpenContests ==
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OpenContests is nothing more than a movement. You gain nothing by entering the contest in and OpenContests manner. Think of it as a challenge. The concept is simple, instead of sitting in your office/basement/lab etc and sending your entry off to Revolution secretly in the night, you just run it in OpenContests space.
  
=== The second Kurobox contest has ended. The third contest is ongoing. ===
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== What do you mean OpenContests space ==
The second contest ended on May 15. [http://kurobox.com/revolution/downloads/contest/contest.txt Sylver's Bittorrent client] took third place. [http://www.kurobox.com/mwiki/index.php/Kuro_Auto_Installer Waite's Automatic installer], a python application which allows a user to easily install any of several operating systems (Gentoo coming very soon) on their Kurobox took second place. Dave's [http://kurobox.com/revolution/downloads/contest/All-in-One1.2.doc All in One NAS] wins first place.  
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OpenContests intends to put on display everything you are working on as you work on it. All you need to do is make a wiki page and link to the contests section below when you are working on your entry. Don't wait until the end. Do it early, update it often. Show off to people what you are working on. Basically develop your contest entry out in the open.  
  
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== Are there any benefits to OpenContests ==
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You mean besides the adoration of you orther Kuroboxers? You mean besides the utter fear you instill in others when they realize your entry is so cool that you don't care that they know because they still cannot beat you?
  
All entries certainly advance the Kurobox as a development platform. Many thanks to Sylver for maintaining an [http://www.kurobox.com/mwiki/index.php/Sylver_on_the_Kurobox image] that allows many users to go straight to making good use of their Kurobox without the learning curve required of typical Linux systems. Thanks to Waite for his [http://www.kurobox.com/mwiki/index.php/Kuro_Auto_Installer entry] which eases the transition from delivery of a new Kurobox to one of several operating systems. His entry will be an invaluable tool for the many experimenters needing to setup this very unique development platform. Dave's [http://kurobox.com/revolution/downloads/contest/All-in-One1.2.doc All in One] shows the ability that the Kuro has for doing many of the day to day tasks that a typical office server does using hardware that costs a fraction to own and operate as well as the Kuro's ability to be expanded using typical off the shelf products.
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Ok well I can help out with intangibles:
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Kurobox.com will provide
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* email@kurobox.com forwarding address
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* Upload space for contest entries
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* Wiki space to develop
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* Web space to add content
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* Help from others in the community. Of course!
  
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== Won't people just steal my entry and use it themselves ==
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Well I can't say no. Are you an 'all people are good' person? It is a personal choice to enter a contest via OpenContests. You have to decide if it is the chase you enjoy more or the finish line. All we can do is try the concept. If we find rampant cheating then I guess the self-regulating bazaar will just stop using OpenContests.
  
Please take the time to look over all of the [http://www.kurobox.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=956 entries]. There is a wealth of good information in the write ups of all entries received.
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== How to Post an Open Contest Entry ==
  
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All that is necessary to take part in the open contest format is to create a wiki page and add the tag '''<nowiki>[[Category:Open_Contest]]</nowiki>''' to the bottom of the page along with any other pertinent categories and your entry will automaticlly be listed on this page.
  
If you missed this contest, don't worry about it. There is a [http://www.kurobox.com/revolution/contest.html new contest] currently running. Entries are due by July 1, 2006. '''Remember, these contests are about development and advancement for the Kurobox. If you have anything that is useful to the Kurobox community, no matter how big or small, please consider entering it.''' You can't win if you don't enter and when you enter everybody learns.
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'''Don't forget to email John@revogear.com to actually enter the contest. Using the open contest format doesn't automatically enter your project in the contest.''' It just makes others fear you and your entry.
  
 
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== Acknowlegements ==
==New Kurobox Contest==
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This effort is not sanctioned by Revolution. Revolution was not invloved at all in its genesis. They people who were invloved are:
[http://revogear.com Revolution] has posted a [http://kurobox.com/revolution/contest.html new contest] for Kurobox owners!
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* People on #kbox@irc.freenode.net
All the details are called out there here are the prizes.
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* Sylver
 
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* tampakuro (dtaylor)
Prizes:
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* Sorry to others I might have missed.
*1st place (1 winner)  Buffalo TeraStation Pro 1 TB NAS
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*2nd place (1 winner) Buffalo LinkTheater Media Player
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*3rd place (1 winner)  Buffalo High-Power  Wireless Router and Buffalo High-Power Ethernet Converter
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Latest revision as of 02:02, 14 August 2007

Contents

Open Contests

Introduction

Recently there has been some discussion on IRC about the effect of the contests held by Revolution and forwarding the community itself. I cannot argue the contests are harmful to Kurobox, as the contests have helped our numbers grow by leaps and bounds. Now, I challenge people to take the next steps. Welcome to OpenContests.

What is OpenContests

OpenContests is nothing more than a movement. You gain nothing by entering the contest in and OpenContests manner. Think of it as a challenge. The concept is simple, instead of sitting in your office/basement/lab etc and sending your entry off to Revolution secretly in the night, you just run it in OpenContests space.

What do you mean OpenContests space

OpenContests intends to put on display everything you are working on as you work on it. All you need to do is make a wiki page and link to the contests section below when you are working on your entry. Don't wait until the end. Do it early, update it often. Show off to people what you are working on. Basically develop your contest entry out in the open.

Are there any benefits to OpenContests

You mean besides the adoration of you orther Kuroboxers? You mean besides the utter fear you instill in others when they realize your entry is so cool that you don't care that they know because they still cannot beat you?

Ok well I can help out with intangibles: Kurobox.com will provide

  • email@kurobox.com forwarding address
  • Upload space for contest entries
  • Wiki space to develop
  • Web space to add content
  • Help from others in the community. Of course!

Won't people just steal my entry and use it themselves

Well I can't say no. Are you an 'all people are good' person? It is a personal choice to enter a contest via OpenContests. You have to decide if it is the chase you enjoy more or the finish line. All we can do is try the concept. If we find rampant cheating then I guess the self-regulating bazaar will just stop using OpenContests.

How to Post an Open Contest Entry

All that is necessary to take part in the open contest format is to create a wiki page and add the tag [[Category:Open_Contest]] to the bottom of the page along with any other pertinent categories and your entry will automaticlly be listed on this page.

Don't forget to email John@revogear.com to actually enter the contest. Using the open contest format doesn't automatically enter your project in the contest. It just makes others fear you and your entry.

Acknowlegements

This effort is not sanctioned by Revolution. Revolution was not invloved at all in its genesis. They people who were invloved are:

  • People on #kbox@irc.freenode.net
  • Sylver
  • tampakuro (dtaylor)
  • Sorry to others I might have missed.

Pages in category "Open Contest"

The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total.