Re: Mozilla draft press release: Deadline for input Friday 16:00 UTC

Hi Zonker,

Wow, "2020"? ;)

Shouldn't we also mention that MoCo also donated 10k towards GNOME a11y in 2008?


On 01/14/2010 12:31 PM, Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier wrote:
> Hi all,
> Draft release attached / included. Rough draft. Looking for input and
> corrections. Thanks!
> Mozilla Sponsors GNOME Accessibility Efforts
> BOSTON, Mass -- January 19, 2020 -- The GNOME Foundation is happy to
> announce a substantial donation from the Mozilla Corporation to
> benefit the GNOME Project's accessibility efforts. The donation will
> help continue the collaborative efforts between GNOME and Mozilla on
> Accessibility.
> The Mozilla Corporation is granting the GNOME Foundation $10,000 for
> 2010. The funds will be used in part to send GNOME developers to the
> CSUN Conference. CSUN is one of the premier technology conferences for
> people with disabilities, and by funding an accessibility hackfest at
> the conference can ensure a diverse group of GNOME developers are
> immersed in the accessibility space.
> "The direct impact of the Mozilla funding has allowed GNOME to add
> Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) support to the Orca
> screen reader and other accessibility enhancements in GNOME," said
> William Walker of the GNOME Accessibility Team. "All these helped make
> GNOME/Orca a compelling free alternative to commercial products for
> the visually impaired. As a result, we're seeing users around the
> world using GNOME as their every day solution."
> GNOME has had great success integrating internationalization (i18n)
> into the core platform, as a part of shared responsibility for all
> developers. Accessibility is also taking its place as a core value of
> the platform. Sending GNOME developers to CSUN will help to ensure
> that developers working on all areas of GNOME are well-educated on
> accessibility issues and continue to build accessibility features and
> functions into GNOME rather than "bolted-on" features.
> "As the leading free software desktop, the GNOME Project's work is
> particularly important to Mozilla," said Frank Hecker of Mozilla
> Corporation. "The work so far has improved accessibility not only for
> Firefox, but the entire GNOME platform."
> The GNOME Foundation and Mozilla are committed to open source, open
> standards, and open formats. Both organizations and their contributors
> contribute to numerous projects to ensure an open Web and open desktop
> platform for all users. Part of that effort is working hard to ensure
> users with physical disabilities are able to make use of a free
> desktop and Web browser.
> About GNOME and the GNOME Foundation
> GNOME is a free-software project whose goal is to develop a complete,
> accessible and easy to use desktop for Linux and Unix-based operating
> systems. GNOME also includes a complete development environment to
> create new applications. It is released twice a year on a regular
> schedule.
> The GNOME desktop is used by millions of people around the world.
> GNOME is a standard part of all leading GNU/Linux and Unix
> distributions, and is popular with both large existing corporate
> deployments and millions of small business and home users worldwide.
> Composed of hundreds of volunteer developers and industry-leading
> companies, the GNOME Foundation is an organization committed to
> supporting the advancement of GNOME. The Foundation is a member
> directed, non-profit organization that provides financial,
> organizational and legal support to the GNOME project and helps
> determine its vision and roadmap.
> More information about GNOME and the GNOME Foundation can be found at
> and
> Media Enquiries
> GNOME Foundation Executive Director
> Stormy Peters
> Email: gnome-press-contact gnome org
> Phone: +1 617-206-3947

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