Grid goes Symbian
Finally the BigGrid client
for the SonyEricsson P900 is available! It is still in the alpha stage
at the moment but feel free to join the rest of our testers and be a part
of the first and only wireless supercomputer.
The version for the P800 is slightly closer to a stable release version
now and is available in a few flavours, for Personal Java or C++. If
these aren't supported on your platform and you think you can help, join
our band of worldwide developers and port it yourself. BigGrid is
an open source project and we welcome your input.
Testers are most welcome! We cannot guarantee the stability of alpha
code so we recommend that you take regular backups of your system if
you are trying out the code. Unless you know what you are doing, we always
suggest you wait for a stable release. However, the fewer testers we
have, the longer it will take to get to a stable release. You pays no
money and you takes your choice :)
Big Fat Lie
The story you have just read (if you didn't just skip down to this catchy
heading) is a big fat lie. But we are currently working on the development
structure for the Symbian OS and
for many others.
The Big Grid site is still very much a work in progress. There's certainly
a lot of work to be done and it will progress faster the more of you
that can help out. Let us know of your interest and talents via
the Big Grid Society Forums. We welcome your input!
Technology Lieutenants Needed If
you are very good at a particular technology, why not get involved
in this exciting project? As with any Open Source project the payment
is huge! You get the respect of your peers and the chance to contribute
to the future direction of computer technology. Go to the Forums to
see where you can help.
Big Grid Licensing The Big Grid
project will be released as an open source project as described
by the Open Source Initiative.
It is currently unecided which license will be used but the curently
proposed license is the Open Software
License version 2.1. If you have any comments regarding this,
please let us know in the Big Grid Society forums.