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Open-PC launched with three models
December 12, 2010
The Open-PC launched with three models and three hardware partners. Please check the official announcement for more details

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ownCloud 1.1 is released
December 2, 2010
The ownCloud project just released version 1.1. It´s a major mailestone with many new features and bugfixes. Please check the official announcement for more details

The development is sponsored by h i v e 01 gmbh.

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h i v e 01 secures funding for further expansion
March 31, 2010
hive01 gmbh, the Stuttgart-based developer and operator of online social networks, has secured funding for the further development of its two biggest projects, namely openDesktop.org and Open-PC.

openDesktop.org is a Web 2.0 community for open source and desktop Linux enthusiasts and IT experts which receives 2.5 million unique visits from 30 countries every month (unaudited statistics). The Linux community of developers meets on Open-PC.com to build a Linux-based PC for consumers which is completely open. The first product will ship later this year.

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The Open-PC will be based on KDE and openSUSE
September 23, 2009
Over 12000 people participated in our first user survey about the Open-PC. The interest of the community in this project is amazing.
Today we are announcing that the Open-PC will be based on openSUSE and will use a KDE Desktop.
Please read the complete announcement here: The Open-PC will use openSUSE and KDE.

Best regards
Frank
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We are announcing the Open-PC project today.
July 13, 2009
During the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit we announced the Open-PC initiative. The aim of this ambitious project is to cooperatively design a Free Software based computer by and for the community.

The project was initiated in response to the lack of quality in the Free Software-based hardware solutions currently on the market. As many reviewers and end-users have stated, the pre-installed software used by hardware vendors generated a bad image for Free Software with potentially interested end-users. Much of the software was buggy and not widely tested and device drivers were often unstable, non-free or not available at all.
Not delivering a complete Free Desktop experience also led to dissatisfaction inside the community. Many vendors developed a custom set of desktop components without community input or support. The result was often not only a re-inventing of many wheels and little advancement for Free Software but also had severe limitations and unsatisfactory performance, consistency and stability.
We are sure that we, as a community, can pool our resources and creativity and avoid these common mistakes. The goal of the Open-PC project is to develop a powerful, high quality Free Software based PC in an open fashion. We believe that opening up the development of a personal computer, setting our own goals and boundaries and expanding on the knowledge of thousands will result in a superior product. Everyone is invited to take part in the preparations: currently there is an online poll at Open-PC.com for the first product's hardware details (What form factors? Netbook or nettop? Optical drives?) and software additions (e.g. which preinstalled browser?).
A final price of $300 to $400 is our current goal, assembly and international shipment included. As an unbeatable advantage we promise to deliver compatible hard- and software, a preinstalled AppStore client and integrated online services for community support.
A large hardware vendor has already signaled its cooperation and more corporate partners are welcome. We can be contacted through the official web site Open-PC.com. First computer deliveries are planed for autumn 2009.
The online poll and the Open-PC presentation can be found of Open-PC.com. Check it out!

Best regards
Frank
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We are announcing our new event database for OpenSource events today.
May 25, 2009
It's an honor for us to announce our new event feature today. From today on every user is allowed to register new events e.g. a Linux conference in London, a developer meeting in Berlin, a LUG meeting in New York or just a little barbecue in a backyard somewhere in Europe. All they need is an openDesktop.org account. New participants can be invited to take part in events, friends get automatically informed via the friend newsfeed that some of their friends go to an event.
The date, a short description and a location is enough to start a new event. Locations get directly displayed via an OpenStreetMap applet provided by the free wiki world map on each event page.

The event database is going to be part of the Social Desktop therefore events nearby a user can also be displayed via the Social Desktop Plasmoid for the KDE desktop. Data can also be fetched using the Open Collaboration Services API. Furthermore an integration in Kontact/Kalendar and Evolution is being evaluated by us at the present. Check it out!
Best regards
Frank
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Public API and new banner generator for Camheroes!
May 22, 2009
Public API documentation and new banner generator for Camheroes!
Together with Soft-Science we keep on improving the photo diary community Camheroes.com
We are opening its API for third party developers. For now on everyone can integrate external access to the platform, we are very excited to see picture uploading functions in other programs or desktop widget with upload functionality.
Furthermore we have developed a banner generator for our user which can create really fancy photo banners for our users blogs or homepages. Cool effects and lots of creative possibilities are at our users disposal. Check it out!

More details can be obtained in our press release

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Announcing the openDesktop.org sponsoring project
April 28, 2009
We're pleased to announce our openDesktop.org sponsoring project today. Aim of this project is to help openDesktop.org to maintain it and to help us to investigate into further new features, improvements and projects for our community.
The openDesktop.org sponsoring is a platform for companies and enterprises which want to prominent present their products, services and job offers on the openDesktop.org sites to a large audience of IT experts. Advantages as a sponsor are free premium job offers, add banners, mentionings in blogs, news and many more.
More information can be found on openDesktop.org/sponsoring or contact us.

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New Home and Homepage
April 25, 2009
Today we launched a refresh of you homepage hive01.com. It is now easier to see what projects we are doing at the moment. We also integrated a twitter feed with company news. Follow us as twitter.com/hive01

We are also moving our office again.
The new address is:
h i v e 01 gmbh
Stöckachstraße 16
70190 Stuttgart
Germany

We will post picture soon.
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The Social Desktop is becoming reality
April 10, 2009
At last years Akademy we gave the keynote about our Vision of the Social Desktop. The idea is to bring the ideas and power of social networking and web 2.0 to Desktop Applications.
We are working together with the Linux Community to make this vision reality.
You can check our last years keynote presentation at Akademy 2008 to get more information.

We launched the open collaboration services specification last year in version 1.0. Last week we launched 1.1 which brings better authentification features, better privacy protection, knowledgebase integration and more. The integration in the KDE Desktop is making big progress and we are already working together with 3rd party developers to integrate the vision into other applications and websites.

Cheers
Frank
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Premium Job Board features launched
March 28, 2009
Today we launched our premium job board features at OpenSkillz.com. The job board is a unique solution to bring millions of IT and Linux experts and companies together. The reason is that it's the only job board which is directly integrated into the openDesktop.org community.
The board is free and stays free for companies and job seekers. But if you want more attention to your job offer you can order a premium job offer now.
You job offer will be features on the homepage of all of our openDesktop.org websites. The job offer will be on top of the search results and overview pages and the offer is also features in system email and RSS feeds.
Check our information page on OpenSkillz.com for mor information.
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openDesktop.org experiments with marketplace
January 15, 2009
We started an interesting experiment. From today applications, artwork or document templates can be uploaded to openDesktop.org for free downloading as before. But starting today, you may also select to sell them to users on the Marketplace of openDesktop.org.

The Marketplace/App Store on OpenDesktop.org does not take a commission on sales. So 100% goes directly to the developer. It also doesn't dictate which applications, artwork and documents may be listed. Instead, all applications and artwork are welcomed, including binaries of free software, icon designs, wallpapers and document templates. This is new for the free software world.

Free software for money?
Is it fine to sell free software? Isn´t it forbidden to sell GPL Software and artwork? Isn´'t it immoral?

No! It is OK with the GPL to sell free software. All you have to do is to provide the source code. At the moment companies like Redhat or Novell sell binaries of free software. People buy their products because they don´t have to compile the software on their own and they also get support for the software. But, the money goes to the Linux companies and not to the developers. So the new thing is that the free software developers can provide binaries, addons or support for a little money for their users and the income goes 100% into their pockets.

Why do we do this?

If the free desktop wants to grab a bigger market share from the desktop market (let's say, 20% to 30%), we need more full-time developers. Framework developers and also 3rd party application developers. We need thousands of them.

But, how do the thousands of developers pay their rent? They can´t all be sponsored by Linux companies. So we need a way 3rd party developers can earn money for their hard work. We hope our Marketplace will create an ecosystem where developers and small companies can sell their applications and users can find easy to use application and tools for little money. We hope the Marketplace will stimulate the market for free software and bring developers and users closer together.

To give a few examples...

- The Amarok project could sell the Windows and mac binaries for 99 cent to their users. So if a lot of users buy the software, the Amarok developers can spend more time on developing Amarok and probably quit their day jobs in future.



- Some artist could create nice wallpapers and give away the 1024x768 version for free, but charge 50 cent for the 1600x1200 version. This way artists can earn a little money and spend more time on 
creating artwork in future.


- A free software developer can sell a premium version of his software to users who are willing to pay a little bit of money for more features or a different license. Similar to openOffice.org/StarOffice or MySQL. So if a lot of users buy the software, the developers can develop this application full time in future.

- KOffice Template. A user can create a nice document template for KOffice and sell it for $2 to KOffice users. So the users get more, and better, document templates and the people who create these templates get a little money for their work.


We provide the online platform and the payment facility which is Paypal. The only cost incurred by the seller, is the commission charged by Paypal.

At the moment we have over 3,800 application and 55,000 artworks uploaded and maintained by developers. We have over 200,000 downloads per day and over 110,000 registered contributors.

With these download stats, 99c per binary, 50c per wallpaper and $2 per document template could add up to a sizable daily turnover for our community of developers. That's what we are hoping for!

Check our press release for more information: press release
What do you think?


Cheers
Frank
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Camheroes rocks
January 14, 2009
We are very pleased with the launch of Camheroes.com at the end of last year. We have already several hundred registered users. This week we added new features like user search and messaging. At the moment we are working on opening up the API so that third party websites and mobile clients can integrate into the community. A new and improved iPhone client is also comming. Greeting to our friends from Soft-Science
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Camheroes launched
December 22, 2008
Today we launched camheroes.com and camheroes.de. Camheroes is a Live Photo Microblogging Site.
You can post you daily snapshots and share them with your friends. We also developed a free iPhone application so you can easily upload your shots from anywhere you are.

Camheroes and the Camheroes iPhone App are developed in cooperation
with our friends from Soft-Science
Check our press release for more information: press release

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openDesktop.org rocks with 200,000 downloads per day
December 3, 2008
Last week we broke through the 200,000 downloads per day barrier.
We have over 80 millon page impressions per month at the moment and are still strong growing.

Please check our current press release for details.


Regards
Frank
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openDesktop.org launches free job board
November 11, 2008
Last week we launched a free job board on openDesktop.org, the network portal for open source and IT specialists around the world.

The job board is completely free - both to those listing jobs and those looking for jobs. We will finance the job board with advertising and sponsorships.

openDesktop.org is the leading portal in a network of 30 open source websites with 110,000 registered users in 100 different countries and over 80 million page views per month. The job board is visible on all websites in the network, meaning a job listed on one, is automatically and immediately displayed on all the other sites in the network.

The outstanding feature of the job board is its simplicity - jobs are listed with a few clicks and jobseekers search the available jobs per country and category.

Other reasons why we expect it to turn into a strong recruitment tool: Jobseekers can easily present themselves as candidates, by uploading their resumes, while employers can look at resumes of candidates, examples of their work (uploaded applications) and the networks candidates belong to - all with just a few clicks on openDesktop.org.

The USP of our job board, is that jobseekers are at the same time members of our global open source community, giving employers access to more than just resumes.

Every day more than 100 newly-built and valuable applications and designs are uploaded to openDesktop.org, for others to download and use at no cost.

Over time the job board might mutate into a "job and project board". We expect it to become a popular place for community members to outsource jobs, such as logo designs. Developers might also search for project members, or for experts to market newly-built applications. The board might even be used to search for business partners, or project financiers. In short, we hope it'll turn into a multi-purpose job board.

Community members typically stay on the portal for an extraordinary long time: On average 6 million visitors view 80 million pages per month, for an average page view per visit of 13. The job board should push the average page views per visit even higher.

To date the most popular activities on the network portal openDesktop.org have been searching and downloading new applications, participating in discussion groups and messaging members. Searching for jobs should become another popular activity in future.

The job board is the first of a number of new features and tools we plan to launch on openDesktop.org in coming months.
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New Office
October 13, 2008
We moved in our new office last week. The new address is Rommelstrasse 9 in 70376 in Stuttgart. We love the bigger office and the nice atmosphere here. I will post fotos later.
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Lots of Updates
September 11, 2008
We havent blogged for a few weeks because we where very busy. A lot of interesting stuff is going on.
The Akademy keynote presentation was a big success. My ideas where very well received. We release the open collaboration services spec and implemented the api on all of our websites. At the moment we are working together with Novell and other projects to implement our Social Desktop vision. A proof of concept implementation is already working. If you are interested in working with us please contact me. You find the draft 3 of the specification here and my keynote presentation here

We have a new advertising partner for germany. Please contact Netpoint Media of you want to buy adspace for the german market. We have 8.5 Million page impressions per month from germany and over 60 million page impressions worldwide at the moment.

We have two new colleagues here at hi v e 01. A big welcome to Nadine and Daniel.
We are moving in a new office at October. We have more space and a nice atmosphere there. I will post fotos and the new address soon.

We also launched a few new websites in the last few weeks. We have LinuxMint-Art.org a community for the popular Mint Linux Distribution, Frugalware-Art.org for Frugalware Linux and UIQ-Look.org a theming community for the UIQ Mobile Phone Userinterface.

We upgraded our server cluster again with an additional 8 core machine. So we have enough hosting capacity for the holiday season.
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Opening Keynote
June 13, 2008
I will give the opening keynote at the KDE's Free Software Desktop Summit 2008. I will talk about the free software desktop in a web 2.0 world. Bringing web based social networks and desktop applications together. The Summit will take place from 9th to 15th August 2008 in the De Nayer Instituut, Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium. Please register if you want to visit one of the biggest free software conferences. I'm looking forward to see you there. Frank.
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Update
May 10, 2008
We released a relatively big update. New websites are GIMPStuff.org for GIMP, ScribusStuff.org for Scribus Users, InkscapeStuff.org for Inkscape, BlenderStuff.org for your favourite 3D Application (Blender) and LinuxMint-Art.org for the popular Linux Distribution. All Websites are part of the openDesktop.org Network. So you can use your existing User Account. By the way, we have now over 100000 registered Contributors. This is fantastic. I new feature is the friends newsfeed on the bottom of the homepage. It is an easy way to see what your friends are doing. You see for example if your friends are upload new content and other interesting stuff.
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New websites
April 2, 2008
We launched several new websites in the last few month. OpenTemplate.org is a new portal for document templates for openOffice.org. We are running this site in cooperation with our friends at OpenOffice.org. We are planing to integrate template upload and download directly into a further version of OpenOffice.org.
We launched Android-Community.org. Android-Community.org will become an important portal and community for applications and support for the Google Android Mobile Platform in the future. Autofun.de is a new german community for car drivers. We also launched Inyamo.com. Inyamo is a new playground for our mobile activities.
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New features
April 12, 2008
We launched exiting new community features last month. The messaging is completely revised. Users can store their messages in folders and get faster message notifications. We also launched groups. Users can create public or private groups, exchange ideas or discuss different topics and invite friends. The last exiting new feature is microblogging. Users can tell their friends and the world what they are doing at the moment. Users seams to love the new features.
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Innovative Navigation Concept
February 16, 2008
We developed an innovative navigation concept for e-commerce sites. The idea is to provide users of fashion shops a more visual way to find the products and categories. The customers can browse and sort out the goods, reserve and compare them like in a regular store. We developed the idea, the concept and a dummy implementation for dmc digital media center GmbH.
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First anniversary
February 1, 2008
One year ago h i v e 01 was established. The first year was more sucessfull than expected. We launched 15 new community websites and doubled our userbase. Our Community Software got lots of great new features. New ASP Customers and partners are working with us and we reached our financial goals.
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Visiting Google
January 23, 2008
Last week we were invited by Google to Mountain View, California. We stayed for 3 days in the Googleplex and it was great. It is a very creative and impressive atmosphere and the people are great. Thank you to the guys from the Google Open Source Group.
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major hosting center upgrade
January 8, 2008
Our platforms are growing with an impressive speed and we also plan to launch exciting new platforms and services in the future. To keep up with the growth we did a major server upgrade. Now we have a lot more computing power and reliability. To assure a linear scalibility in the future we are now running a beta version of our upcoming product "bee cluster". Bee cluster enables us to divide our community system to several inexpensive and distributed server nodes. It scales linearly. This means that if we add more nodes to the cluster we get nearly all the performance for your application. We can add or remove cluster nodes to the bee cluster or modify the traffic routing without downtime
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Mac OS X Community macapps.de
December 28, 2007
We launched MacApps.de. MacApps.de is a german community and application directory for Mac OS X. You can show your favourite OS X application to other users and discuss tips and tricks with other users. We are very excited to provide this free website for the german Apple Community. MacApps.de
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eyeOS-Apps.org launched
November 20, 2007
eyeOS is an Open Source Platform designed to hold a wide variety of Web Applications over it. eyeOS was thought as a new definition of Operating System, where everything inside it can be accessed from everywhere. The developers of eyeOS asked us if we could help to build a community for 3rd party applications. Of course we can help. So we launched eyeOS-Apps.org today. eyeOS-Apps.org is a portal to share free applications using the eyeOS framework. eyeOS-Apps.org is part of our openDesktop.org network.
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iPhone Community alles-iPhone.de
November 9, 2007
Today the iPhone is launched in Germany. We think that the iPhone is a true revolutionary product. And just in time we started our new community portal for german iPhone users. You can share you favourite iPhone applications, upload and download artwork for the iPhone and discuss tips and tricks with other users. This is our first german community and we are very excited to provide this free website for the german iPhone fans. alles-iPhone.de
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Java-Apps.org
November 6, 2007
Several users requested a website for free Java Applications. It seems there is no good application directory for Java Apps. So we launched Java-Apps.org today. Java-Apps.org is a portal to share free applications using the Java. Java-Apps.org is part of our openDesktop.org network. Have fun.
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7Lists is online
October 11, 2007
Today 7Lists went online. 7Lists is a new german community where users can post their favorite list of different topics. Very cool idea. The site is run by our friends at FUF. h i v e 01 did the central project management and consulting in scalability, quality management and release management.
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Happy birthday to Spreadshirt
September 25, 2007
The famous t-shirt company is now 5 years old. Gratulations to Jana, Lukasz, Michael and Matthias for founding running this great and innovative company. We know Lukasz for several years now. He was our first advertising partner in 2002. And thank you for the great party. ;-)
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Webservice Interface
August 20, 2007
Last week we launched our public webservice interface. Developers of desktop applications or related websites can access all the content from our portals. See this news entry for details.
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New Head Website
July 22, 2007
Today we launched openDesktop.org. openDesktop.org is the new head of our website network. It brings the contents and users of our websites together. Users and contributors of a free desktop can exchange applications and artwork, help each other, discuss new ideas and get to know other people. It shouldn´t be important which desktop environment you prefer, which linux distribution you use or if you are a developer, an artist or a different contributor. It´s only important that you help to push the free desktop.
We believe that together we can change the world and create a better desktop than the proprietary ones.
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New Websites
June 10, 2007
We launched three interesting new Community Sites. SUSE-Art.org is a portal to share artwork for the openSUSE Linux Distribution. We develop and run this site in cooperation with Novell Inc. It's always fun to work with you guys. Ubuntu-Art.org and Kubuntu-Art.org are two new artwork communities for the Ubuntu and the Kubuntu Distribution. Ubuntu is getting steam since a few month. Now, you can order a new PC together with Ubuntu instead of Windows from Dell. Very cool! We did this communities in cooperation with Canonical Ltd.
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Travel and Traffic
May 18, 2007
Sorry for the lack of updates in the last few weeks. We did a lot of travel all over Europe in the last month. Visiting 2 conferences and a new customer. In the meantime our platforms reached the milestone of 50 million page impressions per month. Wow!
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New ASP Customer
April 5, 2007
Today two new platforms went online. we created Qt-Apps.org and Qt-Prop.org for our newest customer Trolltech. Software developers can publish, announce and showcase all software written with the Qt toolkit. We are happy about Trolltech having chosen our software platform and our services to build and run this community platform.
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Office
March 1, 2007
We moved into our new office in the Stuttgart West. Now we have plenty of room and a creative atmosphere. The big terrace on the roof is a big plus in the summer. ;-) I will post pictures soon. Google Map
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New Website
January 5, 2007
Our new website is finally online. Not everything is in place yet but we will improve the site in the next weeks. Stay tuned for more cool features in the future. ;-)
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