Koen, Steve, Dirk, Robert, Hunyue, and Mans,
Thank you each for volunteering to be judges for this first BeagleBoard software design contest. I'd like to give away a Rev C prototype during the first full week in January, so we must act quickly. The first prototypes are being tested out by Steve this week and the USB EHCI port is working. It will still be March by the time the boards are available to purchase, so I believe this will be a special treat for whoever wins.
As we discussed on the IRC channel, I have created a wiki page to collect our thoughts.
I believe our first steps are:
* All the judges are to review the rules, reply to this e-mail with comments, and edit the rules for language where appropriate.
* All the judges are to add qualifying (required) and rating (desired) criteria to the wishlist. Let's try to finish that by Saturday so that we can begin to work on selecting the criteria. This is a place for raw ideas.
I expect the #1 question from the overall community will be "when will the contest be defined?" Let's work quickly to give the participants as much time as possible to work on their projects.
Let's get the rules and criteria down first, then we can work on logistics. Certainly creating entries at http://beagleboard.org/project makes sense to me. We can possibly use the wiki, however, to make it clear who has actually entered the contest. Hopefully write protection isn't required and it will be enough to simply track who made any changes.
Thanks for the participation from each of you!