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Re: OutSpoken for Macintosh euthanized

From: Julia Collins <julia@we3.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 09:38:56 +0100
To: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>, Kevin A Sesock <sesock@okstate.edu>
CC: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BB0DFAB0.13B7%julia@we3.co.uk>

Might there be legal issues for the future (UK) and currently (US) if OSX
and therefore all new macs are inaccessible to people with low or no vision?

Just a thought.


On 12/6/03 1:13 am, "Nick Kew" <nick@webthing.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 11 Jun 2003, Kevin A Sesock wrote:
>> 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.
> That presupposes it's worth rescuing.  I don't know, and someone suggested
> (in private email following my post) that it's tied to an old MacOS,
> and that it might be more productive to start from existing Unix
> products for OSX.
>> What
>> do you believe would be next step to get the vendor to open the code?
> A polite request from someone who would take an active interest (not me -
> I have no access to Mac hardware, nor expertise in HCI).
>> What
>> license do you think we should push for? GPL? FreeBSD?
> I wouldn't push for any until and unless the copyright holder asks
> for suggestions.  "Release the source - or as much of it as isn't
> prohibited by third-party copyright - and you might want to consider
> using one of the established open source licenses, such as ..."
> Opening the source might turn it into the worlds best app, but the
> a-priori chances are higher it'll do nothing at all.  That depends
> on many things, but above all it has to have enough to offer to
> attract developers into reusing the source in preference to
> working from scratch or using other existing programs,
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