Re: Call for projects for grants

2009/4/2 Ken VanDine <kvandine gnome org>:
> 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.

Unfortunately, I'm already busy writing down a formal proposal for
another project, and my Webkit expertise is pretty much 0.
It would be nice if we could find someone who could write down such
project more formally.

> --Ken
> 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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Un saludo,
Alberto Ruiz

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