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Amiga Inc today released a compilation of Frequently Asked Questions about their Amiga plans, together with the official answers. This may be useful as a clarification of the original announcements.
At a meeting before the World of Amiga show in London, Jeff Schindler, General Manager of Amiga Inc, unveiled part of the plans for developments by Amiga Inc, including a new architecture and major OS changes. JMS member Ben Hutchings was there and reported on the announcements.
Amiga Inc's Darreck Lisle confirmed that there would be major announcements made by Amiga Inc on Friday 15 May at the World of Amiga show in London.
Channel #news on AmigaNet hosted an IRC conference with representatives from various groups answering questions. Thanks to the AmigaNet moderators (JKay and Mitchman) for organising this. Here's a log of the conference.
See the election pages.
Nicholas Blachford's latest news round-up has finally been marked up and added. Sorry for the delay.
The JMS announced the official list of candidates in this press release.
A press release by the JMS and ICOA about the election of a User Representative to the next Steering Committee of the ICOA.
Another update on the personal computer industry including latest announcements from Amiga Inc.
Nicholas Blachford provides another compilation of news and announcements in the volatile personal computer industry.
The elections are over! Giorgio announced the results on the ARISE list today.
Nominations for the election of new trustess have begun. A list of nominees is available for viewing.
Giorgio Gomelsky announced an election of new trustees for the Society with this Call for Nominations.
Nick Blachford provided another update on the personal computing industry.
RSA Labs has organised an ongoing challenge to find secret keys for various methods and strengths of encryption, to demonstrate the need for strong encryption on the 'net. There's now an effort to raise the profile of the Amiga by getting Amiga users involved in this challenge - the Amiga RC5 team.
JMS member Nick Blachford compiled and summarised some news about the goings-on in the mainstream computer industry.
News about an international computer conference in Milan in November 1997. More than 27 speakers representing Aminet, AROS, Be Europe and Sun Microsystems, will be attending IPISA 97.
At an Amiga Users of the Heartland Group Meeting, Darreck Lisle of Amiga Inc. gave a talk and answered questions in an open manner. This story has now been picked up by ZDNET, where you can find a report from a more general perspective. (Thanks to Nicholas Blachford and David Warner for spotting this.)
News reached the JMS that Amiga Inc is looking for 3 people to become Vice Presidents and a Director of the corporation. The job descriptions reveal some interesting points about the company's strategy for the future of Amiga.
An unofficial IRC conference took place on #arise. Cade Hannan provided a summary.
The Jay Miner Society has been incorporated as a non-profit association in the state of New York. Steve Bowie wrote a press release eloquently summarising what this means.
Some major players and some really heavy discussions took place on IRC on 27 July. Ben Hutchings made a report on the proceedings.
The Antipodes got to celebrate the Amiga this weekend with a big show in Sydney Australia and, by all accounts it was another demonstration that the Amiga is not dead, from the report sent in by Paul Morabito, an ICOA participant who helped to organise an ICOA speech. Special thanks go to him and Michael Gruber as well for their representation.
The Canadian Amiga vendor invited Amigans to spend the day at their store on 21 June. Fleecy Moss provided a report of the event.
With the election of a Transitional Steering Committee for the ICOA, phase 2 of the ICOA initiative has been completed.
Ben Hutchings has submitted a show report
Following several weeks of preparation, the JMS's Industry Council/Open Amiga initiative was announced at the World of Amiga show in London. Sam Stickland, Thom McIntosh and Ben Hutchings talked and handed out texts to exhibitors and show-goers. At a developers' conference organised by QMW AmigaSoc, Ben made a presentation to developers. The presentation text was also handed to representatives of Gateway 2000 and made available on the ICOA web site.
Last night on ArcNet #2W, the proverbial line, if not actually drawn in the sand was at least smudged a bit into the dirt. This is the beginning of everything we have waited for during the last four years. Read the transcript to find out what happened.
Hold up your heads high and sing loudly the name of John J. Karcher, the first person to take on the role of Project Manager for one of our projects - the Database project. Look up to him as the shining example - remember, you are the Amiga!
This IRC conference - held on 13th April - was a great success. 4.5 hours of jokes, bad Scottish impressions and great discussions with the likes of Carl Sassenrath and Alain Penders of Finale-Development. Check out the IRC log now.
Giorgio now holds more than $1000 in his hands in cheques and cash. People are really starting to believe that we can make a difference - now we've just got to show the rest of the world what we can do.
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