Re: LSR 0.3.2 - BSD Licensed!

On Wednesday 29 November 2006 08:54, Peter Parente wrote:
> ==============
> * What is it ?
> ==============
> Linux Screen Reader (LSR) is an extensible assistive technology for people
> with disabilities. The design philosophy behind LSR is to provide a core
> platform that enables the development of LSR extensions for improving
> desktop application accessibility and usability and shields extension
> developers from the intricacies of the desktop accessibility architecture.
> The primary use of the LSR platform is to give people with visual
> impairments access to the GNOME desktop and its business applications (e.g.
> Firefox, OpenOffice, Eclipse) using speech, Braille, and screen
> magnification. The extensions packaged with the LSR core are intended to
> meet this end. However, LSR's rich support for extensions can be used for a
> variety of other purposes such as supporting novel input and output
> devices, improving accessibility for users with other disabilities,
> enabling multi-modal access to the GNOME desktop, and so forth.
> ==================
> * What's changed ?
> ==================
> The purpose of this release is to publicly announce the change of license
> on the LSR code base from the Common Public License to the New Berkeley
> Software Distribution License (BSD) official and public. The BSD license is
> GPL-compatible but has no copyleft restriction. This change helps LSR
> better fit into the GNOME ecosystem and allows other projects to build on
> it with few restrictions.

This is great news!  I'm cc'ing kde-accessibility.  Although KDE cannot make 
use of this (yet), it's nice to have choices for the future.

Gary Cramblitt (aka PhantomsDad)

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