The president of Pardus User Association Nihad Karsli has announced some news about Anka today.
Hier is the original text: http://www.ozgurlukicin.org/forum/duyurular-haberler/24703/?page=1#post166174
My translation:I do not know where to start. I'll just write what happened and what should we do later. You can comment and we can discuss.
You know we've started the Anka Project and studies, while we were waiting for the official team and announcements.
However after facing the last situation, we have decided not to wait anymore for official stuff and act. We made a variety of research and initiatives for Pardus.
What are they? They've been telling us, that PiSi is deficient. These deficiencies of PiSi are supposed to be written by someone to make it adequate. So we thought it is pointless to expect this by TUBITAK. This was needed to be written by someone who has good knowledge and understanding in this branch. But will the problem be solved if we start to make more Pisi packages- NO. It is very clear that other problems will occur by the time. And as PKD (Pardus user association) we do not have enough power to fight against all these problems. So we've started to talk to our friends and ask for some help. Two of them were BMO(Computer scientists chamber) and EMO(Electric engineers chamber) They told us that they would gladly support us. Because of the establishment phases of BMO we've agreed with EMO. EMO agreed to give us software, workpower, DVDs, brochures to support as institution and be our sponsor for the ANKA project.
What else we needed? The server. Thanks to LKD (Linux users association) they've been supporting us in various things since our establishment and we were sure that they will stand with us for anka. Indeed they gave us before 3 separate virtual server and now they will transfer one of these server to new and beautiful one. So lkd is our sponsor for server and all other things.
Our 3. supporter is the ABBK (informatics board of Ankara bar association). They will help us in forensic branches like licensing.
There are now three supporters of Anka LKD, EMO and ABBK.
So how are we going to do that?
The old pardus maestros will develop our new system on the server of LKD and try to train new developers.
As a google project our projects will be listed and opened for the free software community for bidding and voting. The labor will be rewarded with money or prize.
To be able to give money or prize we will get the support of EMO and also be able to become donations.
So you can ask new where is the roadmap? You all will be able to watch all the work we are doing. Everything will be open and clear.
President of Pardus Users Association.
I hope that anka project will success.