Sharing knowledge about previously unknown facts, code and hardware schematics get honored.
If you find something out, don't keep it to yourself to be the only one to be able to write code based on it. Share it with the others, your work will be honored anyway. Work on reverse-engineering devices of course gets honored, too.
To be honored, work must be submitted to the "xbox-linux" project at Sourceforge [...]
We want people to work together, so there has to be a central point where all work concentrates.
Every step has to be published, people have to work in teams [...]
If more than one different complete solution gets published, the better one gets all the money.
We don't want that people work on a solution on their own and only publish the results, we want to make them work together. If you always publish all your work at once, all work will be honored. If you publish complete solutions, you might not get any money at all, if the community effort is or will be better.
Though, if a solution replaces old work, the original work will be rewarded, too.
Don't hesitate trying something out. Don't hesitate replacing old concepts.
Work that has already been done before this initiative has been started can be honored, too.
But please submit it to the Xbox Linux Project.
With "Xbox", we refer to the majority of the Xbox consoles on the market when this initiative was started.
If MS changes their box, that shouldn't negatively impact someone's successful work on an older box for sure.
All awards are determined by the awards committee. All decisions are final.
The committee is chosen by the anonymous donor.
The exact value of any task may change if the complexity of this or another task was over- or underestimated. The 100.000$ for each project are always fixed, though.
It's hard to tell how difficult the different tasks will be. To be as fair as possible, the values may be adjusted a little.
Completion of each step will be determined by the awards committee.
Awards may be split between groups at Award committee's discretion. Group contributions should designate the lead participant who the awards, if any, will be distributed to. For group contributions, it is the responsibility of the lead participant to disburse the funds.
It will be impossible for the awards committee to decide the participation level of each person of a group, so we defer to the group coordinator.
The outer limit on the initiative is December 31st, 2002.
Please understand that we cannot wait forever.
All solutions have to be legal.
Legal issues are up to the individual participant, not the project.
People that are working with (possibly) illegal methods may not participate.
Don't use the Xbox SDK. If your are a game programmer with NDA knowledge of Xbox details, don't participate.
Nobody has the right to get money.
Don't send us to court. This is supposed to be fun. We will do our best to be fair.
The identity of the anonymous donor is known to Michael Steil (and possible other trusted leaders of the project) from the Xbox Linux Project.
This is no hoax, it is a reliable person. Michael was just asked not to tell their name.
Everything (code, data, documentation, schematics) has to be subject to the GNU General Public License, the GNU Lesser General Public License, or, if your work bases on existing code, any other Open Source License.
We're working on Linux, remember?