Haiku Inc announced earlier today that it'll be hiring for 160 hours of development time, german coder (and really nice guy) Stephan Aßmus. Stephan will continue his work (in the recent time) on the Webkit port and Haiku's native browser, work started by Ryan Leavengood with the (for 2009's Google Summer of Code) Maxime Simon (interviewed at the time here at ICO). Hopefully, with Stephan working fulltime on this, progress will be swifter and results will be more visible to everyone.

Haiku Inc would like for this situation to occur more often, so they are encouraging other developers (who already have repository commit access) to submit their proposals. But, for this to happen, they're asking for everyone to chip in with donations, so if you're feeling generous, head over and donate.