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Re: OutSpoken for Macintosh euthanized

From: Kevin A Sesock <sesock@okstate.edu>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 16:43:17 -0500
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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I have a feeling that the W3C WAI interest group could at the very least 
put significant pressure on them to do so. It might just be enough. What 
do you believe would be next step to get the vendor to open the code? What 
license do you think we should push for? GPL? FreeBSD?

Kevin A. Sesock, A+, NET+, CNA, MCSA
Deskside Computer Support Specialist
Student Disability Services
SLA Program
Information Technology Division
Oklahoma State University

"In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in 
practice there is." --Unknown




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        To:     Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
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        Subject:        Re: OutSpoken for Macintosh euthanized




On Tue, 10 Jun 2003, Joe Clark wrote:

>    Oakland, Calif. - June 10, 2003 - ALVA B.V., a leading provider of
>    assistive information technology for the blind and visually-impaired,
>    today announced that it will no longer develop outSPOKEN or inLARGE,
>    ALVA's screen reader and screen enlarger for Macintosh computers.


This is the inevitable fate of any proprietary software (though the
dropping of it more often gets disguised as an upgrade - give us more
money or get lost).

Is this worth rescuing?  If so, perhaps we could suggest to the
vendor that they release source code for the community to continue
development.

-- 
Nick Kew
Received on Wednesday, 11 June 2003 17:43:19 GMT

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