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Contest Update

by Derrick Story
Mac Newsletter for 03/07/2003

Dear Mac Reader,

I want to bring you up to speed on a couple of things we're working on. First and foremost, here's an update on the "Mac OS X Innovators" contest that I mentioned in the last newsletter.

Just to refresh your memory, this contest will be open to just about anyone who has created an application, plug-in, or other software goodie that runs on Mac OS X. We're putting the finishing touches on the contest site, rules, legal stuff, and all the details that encompass this sort of event. I had thought that the site would have launched no later than this week, but a couple of legal sticking points have held things up a bit. The good news is, it looks like we're going to be ready to go early next week. (Please cross your fingers for me that we can get the legal language worked out.)

Once approved, this will be a wonderful opportunity for every Mac user who has created useful software and wants to share it with the world. As soon as we get the green light, I'll post a What's New on Mac DevCenter.

The other thing I want to touch on briefly is our upcoming Mac OS X Conference, slated for late October in Santa Clara, California. Since most of our travel and conference budgets have been slashed viciously, we all have to really plan for the one or two events we want to attend. I'm telling you now, this year's Mac OS X Conference is really going to be special.

It has not been formally announced yet, so you won't find any information on our conferences web page. (This is just a head's up because you're a newsletter subscriber.) But if you're already planning for the balance of your travel budget, please keep this one in mind.

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So, that's the news from Sebastopol, California.... Where the grass is greener, but the lawyers are just as tough.

Until next time,
Derrick Story
O'Reilly Network Managing Editor
derrick@oreilly.com

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