[Accessibility] December 4, 2003 Draft Minutes

Doug Beattie dbb at linkexplorer.com
Thu Dec 4 06:59:55 PST 2003


FWIW -

We normally say we are assembling standards for open source Linux/Unix
like environments or any others which wish to participate in and adhere
to the standards.

Doug

On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 02:30:22PM +0000, Bill Haneman wrote:
> John Goldthwaite wrote:
> 
> >That's a great idea and should be emphasized in the NSF request.
> >Generalizing AT/SPI should also be a area for research funding.
> >
> Just to clarify - at-spi is already generalized and exists and runs on 
> non-Linux systems - for instance
> Solaris, FreeBSD, MacOSX (at least in part), and possibly other 
> operating systems.  In fact, parts of the accessibility work are 
> available for Windows, thanks to the porting efforts of others.
> 
> I agree with Peter that we should not use the word 'Linux' on its own in 
> descriptions of our work or minutes, unless we are specifically 
> referring to issues affecting Linux only.
> 
> - Bill
> 
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Peter Korn [mailto:Peter.Korn at Sun.COM]
> >Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 10:50 PM
> >To: john.goldthwaite at catea.org
> >Cc: 0 Accessibility Linux List
> >Subject: Re: [Accessibility] December 4, 2003 Draft Minutes
> >
> >
> >Hi John, gang,
> >
> >John Goldthwaite wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>December 4, 2003 Draft Minutes Linux Accessibility workgroup
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >In discussions I had with Janina about the press release, we agreed that the
> >Free Standards Group and the accessibility effort weren't limited to Linux.
> >  For example, we intend for Sun Solaris to support the standards, and I
> >expect IBM would consider implementing them in AIX (and HP in HP/UX).
> >Likewise we've talked about making the standards OS-neutral enough for
> >potential adoption by Apple in OS X.
> >
> >So... I suggest even at the minutes level we not limit this workgroup to
> >"Linux".
> >
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Peter
> >
> >
> >
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