LSR 0.3.2 - BSD Licensed!
- From: "Peter Parente" <parente gmail com>
- To: gnome-accessibility-list gnome org, gnome-announce-list gnome org, ubuntu-accessibility lists ubuntu com, lsr-list gnome org
- Subject: LSR 0.3.2 - BSD Licensed!
- Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 08:54:04 -0500
* 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
Some of the features planned for 0.4.0 are present in this release. A full
record of those features will appear in the announcement for that version and
are available in the ChangeLog in the meantime.
* ar (Djihed Afifi)
* Where can I get it ?
Source code release:
For more information, visit the LSR home page:
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