[FPSPACE] One Final, Cheap Shot at Space
Michael K. Heney
Wed, 8 Nov 2000 16:00:16 -0500 (EST)
On Tue, 7 Nov 2000, Larry Klaes wrote:
> May I ask why the deadline cannot be extended or
> a new similar contest created?
The deadline will not be extended because:
1) The people with the money (FINDS) have made it clear from the outset
that the deadline was "for real";
2) The person RUNNING the CATS Prize, David Anderman, has worked his
tail off on this project for the last 3 years and is ready to be
done with it. The Space Frontier Foundation does not have a
replacement Prize Manager lined up to replace Mr. Anderman (which
makes sense, since there is no Prize to administer per point #1)
A new similar contest could readily be created. All you have to do is
find someone willing to put up the money, and someone willing to
administer the Prize, and you're all set. You can feel free to copy
our rules exactly, modify 'em a bit, or completely re-write em (with or
without a deadline), because the Golden Rules applies here:
"The one with the gold makes the rules."
> At 10:00 AM 11/07/2000 -0800, David Anderman wrote:
> >The CATS Prize will not survive the deadline.
> >At 09:16 AM 11/7/2000 -0500, Larry Klaes wrote:
> >>So now that the deadline will obviously pass with no
> >>winners, what next for CATS?
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