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RE: NVU, child of Mozilla Composer (Windows & Linux)

From: Jewett, Jim J <jim.jewett@eds.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 09:14:09 -0400
Message-ID: <B8CDFB11BB44D411B8E600508BDF076C22955B34@usahm010.exmi01.exch.eds.com>
To: "'sdale@stevendale.com'" <sdale@stevendale.com>, gdeering@acslink.net.au
Cc: lois@lois.co.uk, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, lists@isofarro.uklinux.net, John.Colby@uce.ac.uk, charles@sidar.org

Actually, that is a remarkably *positive* response.

From a developer's standpoint, you sent him mail saying:

"""A bunch of people you may not have heard of think your
project could be great.  But you might have to start over
from scratch.  And we're not sure exactly what it *should*
look like, so there isn't a clear design to start over with.
Don't expect much help with the coding, but you might (or
might not) get some help with review and feature requests."""

The *polite* end of normal replies would be to refer you to
their bug-tracker/feature request system, and *maybe* ask for
specific requests.

To even say that they will consider it indicates either that he 
is trying to be *very* polite, or that it is already a priority.

Since a later message said that one of the developers plans
to come to a meeting about accessibility, I would bet that 
they are very interested in doing this right -- the only
things stopping them are lack of knowledge and lack of time.

So if you can make specific requests, many of them will be
honored.  Even those that seem to take a rethink and a 
reengineering may get done, though probably not as quickly.


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Steven Dale
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 5:40 PM
To: gdeering@acslink.net.au
Cc: sdale@stevendale.com; lois@lois.co.uk; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org;
lists@isofarro.uklinux.net; John.Colby@uce.ac.uk; charles@sidar.org
Subject: RE: NVU, child of Mozilla Composer (Windows & Linux)

Looks like there is no interest based upon the brief responses. :(


Geoff Deering said:
> Reply and answer from the NVU Development list
> Tom
> OK, thanks
> Geoff Deering wrote:
> Okay, please contact me when you have considered it and if you want to
> go in that direction and get the accessibility community involved.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Welch [mailto:tom.welch@lindows.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, 23 June 2004 1:05 PM
> To: Geoff Deering
> Subject: Re: [Nvu Info List] NVU: Web Standards and Accessibility
> It is something we shall consider.
> Tom
> Geoff Deering wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm involved in Web Accessibility, and if others are interested in
> taking NVU in this direction I will try to find the time to be involved.
> I have already mentioned NVU over on the WAI-IG list, see thread - NVU,
> child of Mozilla Composer (Windows & Linux) at
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2004AprJun/thread.html
> I think this would take some rethink and reengineering. I don't know if
> that is the direction you want to go in, or whether you are too far down
> the track to change direction?
> Regards
> Geoff Deering
> --
> Tom Welch
> Chief Technical Officer
> Lindows, Inc.
> Work: 858-587-6700 Ext. 254
> Cell: 858-829-4614
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> tom.welch@lindows.com
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