[Accessibility] Draft Mission Statement

Bill Haneman bill.haneman at sun.com
Tue Apr 22 07:47:52 PDT 2003


On Sat, 2003-04-19 at 09:25, JP Schnapper-Casteras wrote:
> Hi all,
> 	I vote for #1, although I don't have enormously strong opinion.
> 
> Something just struck me:  both missions say "universal access to computer
> systems, applications, and services."
> 
> Is it clear that we are referring to free software computer systems,
> applications, and services, not all computer systems, applications, and
> services everywhere and on all platforms?  This may be a stupid question on
> my part....

I think we can reasonably refer to all computer systems here, at least
in our philosophy.  Just because one promotes a free standard does not
mean that only free-of-charge or non-commercial systems should use it
;-)

I believe that several proprietary Unix systems are LSB-compliant...

-Bill

> 
> Best,
> 
> --JP
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: accessibility-admin at freestandards.org
> [mailto:accessibility-admin at freestandards.org]On Behalf Of Bill Haneman
> Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 11:23 AM
> To: accessibility at freestandards.org
> Subject: Re: [Accessibility] Draft Mission Statement
> 
> Two proposed mission statement phrasings are below, as per our meeting
> today:
> 
> #1
> "Our mission is to develop and promote free and open accessibility
> standards and to make
> recommendations with respect to the complete software stack as appropriate
> to enable comprehensive universal access to computer systems, applications,
> and services."
> #2
> "Our mission is to develop and promote free and open accessibility
> standards within the scope of the Free Standards Group activities and to
> make
> recommendations with respect to the complete software stack as appropriate
> to enable comprehensive universal access to computer systems, applications,
> and services."
> 
> Please choose one :-)
> 
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