SpecOps launches $10,000 Challenge

SpecOps, who could not find Filipino talents to work on Project David, is now opening a $10,000 open challenge. The challengers have 15 days to do it. Rushing due to the demand from the LAN shop raids?

SpecOpS Laboratories (SpecOpS Labs) invites the Philippine ICT Community to participate in the DAVID Project. We are seeking a highly talented Consultant or Consulting Team that can contribute to the DAVID Project.

SpecOpS Labs is searching the Philippines for Systems-Level Hacker/s to serve as Development Consultant to the DAVID Project. As proof or our sincerity, we are offering US$10,000.00* to the first Consultant or Consulting Team who can take our challenge and prove their capabilities. Our challenge requires the delivery of a solution that will allow an MS-XP compatible application to install and run under Linux using x.org and open source WINE by October 5, 2005.

So, take the challenge now!

Criteria to Award and Conditions:

1. System has no proprietary software imbedded / required.
2. System is stable.
3. MS-XP compatible modules / functions are working as expected.
4. System becomes the property of SpecOpS Laboratories.

Registration Procedure:

1. Send us an Email indicating your intent to take up the challenge at [email protected] Attach your CV(s) or company profile (if applicable).
2. SpecOpS will Email you the Challenge Registration Form and further instructions.

Challenge Activities:

1. Present the running solution at SpecOpS Labs office before October 5, 2005.
2. Validation of solution using SpecOpS Labs’s criteria.
3. Award immediately.

* All monies in this challenge are subject to tax. The decision of SpecOpS Labs for the award is final.

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  • Jerome Gotangco

    …a solution that will allow an MS-XP compatible application to install and run under Linux using x.org and open source WINE by October 5, 2005.

    1. System has no proprietary software imbedded / required.
    .
    .
    4. System becomes the property of SpecOpS Laboratories.

    wow what a bunch of crooks…

  • They are joking, right? 15 days? It will take more than 15 days for a serious developer to code even just a notepad.

  • nox

    there was a guy on the recently concluded linux world event who was making some rounds and asking participants if they want to join project david. he was a bit weird however and seems to talk a bit funny. i have no idea if he was serious/legit or not. bummer… i forgot to get his name.

    me thinks, this 15 days $10k challenge is mainly aimed to stir some controversy. else this project is bound to gradually fade away.

  • Nothing they say makes sense. I guess they should be on the vaporware hall of shame, if there ever is one.

  • I got a comment from an Alan Grove about the guy who started SpecOps is an honest man. You could read the comment here: http://clair.free.net.ph/149

    Personally, it’s the Project that is dubious. 15 days is too quick…

    Hmmm. On the assumption that everything’s being honestly done by SpecOps Labs, somebody is sure messing up their PR.

  • 1. System has no proprietary software imbedded / required. -nice
    2. System is stable. -a must
    3. MS-XP compatible modules / functions are working as expected. -that too
    4. System becomes the property of SpecOpS Laboratories. – damn you! based on WINE – thats OPEN SOURCE – better look at BSD if u want that kind of result

  • Inq7.net ran a news article for this just now: http://news.inq7.net/infotech/index.php?index=1&story_id=51315

  • Criteria to Award and Conditions:

    1. System has no proprietary software imbedded / required. – (nodding) uhuh..
    2. System is stable. – (nodding) good..
    3. MS-XP compatible modules / functions are working as expected. – (nodding) hmmm..
    4. System becomes the property of SpecOpS Laboratories. – $10,000 my ass!!! i can sell it at 1000x more at ebay!