[Accessibility] link to UI Automation Community Promise

Olaf Schmidt ojschmidt at kde.org
Mon Mar 10 06:29:41 PDT 2008

Hi Michael!

Thanks for the reply and for your evaluation of the promise text.

I assure you that I am not interesting in any marketing slogans - from neither 
side. My aim is only to make absolutely sure that there are no patent issues 
that lock GPL-licensed software away from users with disabilities.

Am I right in assuming that you base your reply on information from Novell's 
legal department? Would it be possible to make the evaluation of these 
lawyers public? This would be truly helpful to get rid of my concerns.

BTW, both SUN and IBM have contributed to OpenOffice and to AT-SPI under the 
LGPL, so they are bound by the license independent of any pledges or 
promises. This means that there is no danger from their side of excluding 
GPL-licensed software from accessibility standards.


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