Re: Call for projects for grants

I really want to second the a11y in WebKit gtk suggestion Alberto had.
 There is really huge potential for the use of webkit in desktop apps,
and without a11y, it can never succeed.


On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 6:53 PM, Alberto Ruiz <aruiz gnome org> wrote:
> 2009/4/1 Dave Neary <dneary gnome org>:
>> Hi,
>> As far as I know, grants are typically given for projects that are
>> beneficial to the general public but not immediately profit-makers. You
>> can target an area where there's money - like accessibility, research in
>> the internet, open government/citizenship and perhaps education. I'm
>> short on ideas for many of these fields, but perhaps there are legs to
>> exploring them?
>> Some ideas I have are:
>> Accessibility:
>>  * Perfect a free software eye tracker program like OpenGazer (needs a
>> *lot* of work to be usable & stable)
>>  * Gestual commands - this existed when I was a young lad, you drew "N"
>> with your mouse on the screen & this opened netscape. Would be very
>> useful in touch-screen environments.
>>  * Open voices - doing quality synthetic voices is a lot of work, major
>> research project & lots of time in a sound studio with specialised
>> actors. Funding one (or several) in various languages would be useful.
> GtkWebkit a11y support would also be nice.
>> Education:
>> Not sure what we could target as a project here... probably something
>> concrete like a development project in partnership with a deployment,
>> perhaps with an existing big GNOME user like Extremadura?
> Actually improving the state for big deployment system administration,
> lockdown settings, and other stuff.
> For this, we can get in touch with Juanje Ojeda. He's a foundation
> member and he's working on the Guadalinex project in the Andalusian
> local government (a Linux distro for education, the biggest Linux
> deployment at Spain). He probably has a wide grasp on what's missing
> and what can be improved in GNOME for the educational sector. I'm
> pretty sure he's on the list, but I've put him in CC just in case.
> --
> Un saludo,
> Alberto Ruiz
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