Reward for Linux Xbox development
An unnamed donor has put up $200,000 for the completion of several tasks necessary for porting Linux to the Xbox. The Inquirer has the story, and you can check the official post up at the Xbox Linux project web site.
Offering up a cash reward is a novel way to encourage open source development, and I have to wonder if Microsoft's competitors might want to take a similar approach. Better yet, Gates might want to up the ante and offer $500,000 for people not to port Linux to the Xbox.