Have you ever wanted to contribute to the Haiku operating system but don't know how you should, or HB.pngdon't like your options? Are donations just too general, and perhaps you'd like to know exactly where your money is going? Bounties may be the perfect answer! Haikuware Bounties are a community initiative to try to spur development and bring better hardware and software  support to Haiku. So, show your support to individual or team developers and Haiku by contributing to a specific bounty from our list below:

Also, six times/year we're going to show our appreciation towards individuals that have contributed in any way to further Haiku's cause with a 'Thank You' merit award. It's a different way of contributing; check out our 'Thank You Award'.

Bounty Status Developer Deadline Expiry Target (USD) Raised (USD) Donate



 Alexander von Gluck (kallisti5) N/A $2000



1st milestone achieved - (25% of $2440.17 sent)

Balance: $1866.04



Server Donations

N/A N/A N/A  Jul. 14, 2014 €588 (euros)

Sever costs target reached Jul 19, 2013 - Jul 19, 2014.

2014-15 raised: €20.29

New bounty?: Read the 'Submit' tab first please!
Total funds awarded to Haiku & developers (including our TYA & HaikuBounties.org): $22,740.98


Bounty - The name of the bounty with a link to a description about the bounty.
Asteriks (*) - Having trouble deciding which bounty to donate to? The asteriks beside certain bounties denotes a bounty that is recommended by a Haiku developer! Click the asterik for the reference.
Status - A bounty can be open, pending or assigned: If it's 'Open', no developers have been assigned or bidded on the bounty. If it's 'Pending' then a developer has submitted an application to code for the project but has set a bounty target/bid that must be reached before they start (the cash pool in the bounty must reach the developer's specified amount). Other developers may outbid the initial developer's target/bid in a pending status. An 'Assigned' bounty means that a developer has accepted the level of donations in the bounty and has contributed his approved application; no new developers may apply unless the initial developer that applied agrees to a partnership and splitting of the bounty. Contributions through all three states may continue to encourage or show your appreciation to the development of Haiku software. Developers can apply or bid for a bounty by simply emailing the administrators through the 'dev bid' link under each bounty's status.
Developer - The name and profile link to the developer that has been assigned to the bounty.
Deadline - The date that the developer put forth in their bounty application to have the bounty completed by.
Expiry - The date that application to a bounty closes to developers (6 months after it started). After, any money collected in the failed bounty is moved into the general fund.
Target - An amount that an assigned developer has requested be fulfilled before they begin coding for the bounty. Multiple developers may bid on a bounty.
Amount - The amount of concurrent donations in the respective bounty.
Donate - Where you click to donate money to the respective bounty.

*For more elaboration, consult the rules.

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+3 # lurkerjeanmarc 2009-05-19 20:16
I'am just an old BeOS user awaiting for Haiku ;-)
I think it would be nice to make a bounty to purchase the Haiku.org domain.
I've send an email to the owner , i'am not sure they will reply.
Perhaps you could try to contact them by phone to know their price :
Robust Design
PMB 5540 10002 Aurora Ave. N. #36
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone +1.8772775545
I hope they don't expect too much to be able to make a bounty :cry:

Btw, I ok for 50$ and if their price is decent (less than $2000)
0 # karl 2009-05-19 21:57
It's a good idea.

Please initiate the contact with them per mail or phone, and let us know how much they want.
+1 # jeanmarc 2009-05-21 03:07
I've contacted them trough Sedo (that's the Brokerage service their url point to)
I hope they will reply and i wil keep you inform :-)
0 # 500€jeanmarc 2009-05-25 02:41
Sedo has declined the first offer of 500€.
I've told them than we might be able to raise up to 2000$ for it.
I will give up for an amount beyond :cry:
+1 # karl 2009-05-28 03:20
Any update from Sedo??
+1 # Sedojeanmarc 2009-05-28 14:22

Well i've been in touch with Sedo but they don't want to start the negotiations until they have a firm budget.

I propose 500€ (by myself) but they want all least 4 digits. I explain it was a group initiative and that i can't assure the amount.
Sedo wanted me to make an offer on my behalf. Sadely, i can't secure 1000$ or more in it.. So, i have give up in that way. :cry:

I've contacted the domain owner through another email (spell yahoo correctly ;-), but they didn't reply either. I've said that we might be able to collect up to 2000$. I also asked how much they expect, but still no response from them... :sad:

Well, i think i can't do more. Perhaps someone who live in US can try to contact Robust Design by phone ? (Seattle, Phone +1.8772775545)
If we have a price and if the price isn't ridiculously expensive, we can start a bounty.
+3 # Developers firstBrunoBratwurst 2009-05-29 14:49
Sorry but I cannot understand why to put some effort and money in this domain name at this point.

Sure people will decide on their own if they like to donate/spent money for this domain.

I ask myself why I should spent some money for people who register domain names only to earn some money, without spending much effort in it only to sell them for profit later.

On the other hand there are many developers here working hard and doesn't even ask for money. Haiku developers should be honoured first...
+1 # Re: developers firstMeanwhile 2009-05-29 20:58
I agree with you.

Some more thoughts:
Although haiku.org is easier to type and remember than haiku-os.org and although it's more likely that people who are new to the project will search for haiku.org, if you consider the relative obscurity of .org versus .com to the general public, I think most will search for haiku.com, or just type in haiku in the URL bar, to have it automatically directed to haiku.com.
[sorry, I just didn't manage to chop the sentence above into smaller pieces ;-) ]

Linux.com leads to a Linux related site, that's good.
Haiku's problem is that Haiku already stands for something (the form of poetry) and therefore it makes sense to have a Haiku poetry related site use haiku.com, as is the case right now.
+1 # whyjeanmarc 2009-05-30 17:27
I think this domain would increase our visibility, it is especially important for newcomers. Haiku.org is way more easy to remember, it give a more professional look and it's way much cooler than the official adress :P
I agree than it's somehow a waste of money to pay the "domain registrer" but if (i said if) the price is decent (less than 2000$), i believe it worth a bounty..
Anyway, I don't think Robust Design will ever reply to me. I can't speak proper english and i'am from europe, so if no one is available to call them, i think we might give up this idea. :cry:
+1 # letterjeanmarc 2009-06-02 21:28
I will send them a post letter. That's the last thing i can do.. :cry:
+1 # umccullough 2009-06-04 09:00
I did contact the owners of Haiku.org on behalf of Haiku, Inc. some time ago and got no response... sadly.
+3 # Meanwhile 2009-06-04 20:46
How about trying to get a link to haiku-os.org on the haiku.com main page link section?
+1 # jeanmarc 2009-06-15 21:15
Still no news from "Robust Design", i think i will drop this bounty idea by the end of the week :cry:
+1 # RE: Bountiesmichaelvoliveira 2010-04-16 21:30
How about create a new bounty for improve opengl and/or bring gallium3D up-to-date? huge games and apps could be ported for Haiku like Celestia..

It's a shame but BeOS have better 3D support than Haiku.. (even Win95....)
+3 # RE: RE: Bountieskarl 2010-04-17 05:34
I'll start most any bounty, as long as someone shows the startup money.

That said, I'd wait until the end of April for the GSOC projects...
0 # RE: RE: RE: Bountiesmichaelvoliveira 2010-04-17 10:12
I have 20 bucks! In a paypal account that I forget the pass.. heauehae

First.. I need a job... one year by now in home...
+2 # RE: RE: RE: RE: Bountieskarl 2010-04-17 10:54
hehe, I hope you understand why I start the bounties at $100; mostly so they're taken seriously and have a good start. Perhaps others can chip in?
+1 # RE: Bountieskarl 2010-06-07 09:36
In case anyone's wondering about the monetary regression of the wireless encryption bounty by about 4%, an e-check payment of $100 failed (they take 5-7 days to clear).
+2 # RE: Bountieskarl 2010-12-26 19:26
Michael Pfeiffer graciously donated the proceeds of the cash from his work on the Gutenprint Bounty towards filling up the Gallium & TV driver bounties and a year's worth of Thank You Award funds! The balance was then donated to the Wifi Encryption Bounty. Thanks Michael.
0 # ppp bountyAlan3 2010-12-28 07:20
Now that funds for the current boundies have been achieved, you could not open a bounty to support 3g modem? (ppp support + gui conf ...) I write here because I can not find the topic in the forum...
Happy holidays to all!
0 # RE: ppp bountykarl 2010-12-28 07:24
I'll open it if someone sends funds! If I recall, Alexander von Gluck is working on 3G modem support. Perhaps you can contact him.




PPP requires a serial port driver I think. Phoudoin was working on bringing dial-up support to Haiku, but this seems to have stalled. Read here for more info:

+1 # RE: RE: ppp bountyAlan3 2010-12-28 07:45
Thanks for the info!
+1 # helloppp 2011-05-23 10:35
Anyone ever considered alertpay as another way for donation? ;-)
0 # RE: hellokarl 2011-05-23 11:12
I use PayPal because they have over 150 million accounts, so someone is more likely to have a PayPal account than an AlertPay account; I've never heard of the company before.

That said, are there any advantages over PayPal?

-1 # RE: RE: helloppp 2011-06-07 04:33
(Sorry I never expected some one would reply) Nothing but just some people prefer alertpay over paypal.
+1 # Kallistic5michaelvoliveira 2011-12-21 07:33
What about ask to Kallist5 complete the Gallium Bounty

+1 # RE: Kallistic5kvdman 2011-12-21 15:17

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