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RE: Alternative validation tools.

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 16:22:28 -0500 (EST)
To: Tim <tim@wiseguysonly.com>
cc: "'WAI list'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0212201619020.6538-100000@smarty.smart.net>

On Fri, 20 Dec 2002, Tim wrote:

> With all the time that is spent on great open source "free for all"
> products on sites such as SourceForge, what do list members actually
> think is the reason that no large scale "open-source" accessibility
> validation tool exists.

probably because there needs to be enough folks interested in a project
before it is done...accessiblity validation is apparently a project that
is either low priority or of low interest in the community.

 probably one of the major drawbacks of open source at this time is the
lack of business software which is a catch 22, folks don't use open source
because the lack of business software and business software isn't written
because there are so few useres

heck it wasn't until just recently that we got decent open source
accounting software.....

Bob

> By this I mean a tool that is developed in the true open-source way -
> not by a for profit or not-for-profit organization, but by developers
> not even connected geographically. 
> 
> Tim
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Chuck Hitchcock
> Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 9:06 PM
> To: 'Jonathan Chetwynd'
> Cc: 'WAI list'
> Subject: RE: Alternative validation tools.
> 
> 
> You are right, I did not describe my views.  We made a choice and no
> longer have such rights.
> 
> Chuck
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Jonathan Chetwynd
> Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 12:14 PM
> To: chitchcock@cast.org
> Cc: 'WAI list'
> Subject: Re: Alternative validation tools.
> 
> 
> 
> Chuck,
> 
> You didn't describe your views on open source.
> Have CAST signed away right to help develop such a product?
> 
> Jonathan
> 
> 
> 
> 

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