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

From: Steven Dale <sdale@stevendale.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 09:50:01 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <1090.68.232.129.182.1088085001.squirrel@www.stevendale.com>
To: <jim.jewett@eds.com>
Cc: <sdale@stevendale.com>, <gdeering@acslink.net.au>, <lois@lois.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, <lists@isofarro.uklinux.net>, <John.Colby@uce.ac.uk>, <charles@sidar.org>

I dont buy it... from the lead developers email anyway.

There is no interest shown.  No "what do you mean?"
No "what should we do?"  and most importantly from an
open source developers point of view...
"Here's how to get involved... yadda yadda"

It is a basic polite reply only.  Does that mean they arent interested?
I dont know... but it certainly didnt come accross it in the emails.
The developers going to the face to face is very promising.
-Steve

Jewett, Jim J said:
>
> 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.
>
> -jJ
>
>
>
> -----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. :(
>
> -Steve
>
> 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
>> www.linspire.com
>> tom.welch@lindows.com
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