Posts: 1341 from 2003/2/15
From: Central Europe
I see this mistake repeated again and again in the MorphOS platform too. We got a headstart because of Genesi's free boards and cheap boards, and Genesi's willingness to support software development.
Actually, quite a few developers were promised compensation but never received any and subsequently left the platform altogether because of that. So, if we are being totally honest, the effects of the corporate support that MorphOS received in the past have been mixed.
In general, it is quite challenging to build a thriving developer community and many billion dollar companies struggle with it. As Hooligan reported on MorphZone a while back, the support given to demo sceners claiming to be interested in developing MorphOS demos is a prime example that even free hardware is not necessarily enough to get results.