Re: [orca-list] possibly OT: Oracle takeover

By the way, if anyone is concerned that I may no longer lead Orca or GNOME Accessibility - it is a valid 

I will be casting a broad net looking for employment and it may lead me away from this space.  I regret that 
I would have to leave since I am so passionate about what we do with GNOME Accessibility.  We are a strong 
community and I'm happy to be part of it.  I am still planning on seeing GNOME 2.30 through, however, and 
will do my best to help with GNOME 3.0 as much as I can.

If you are concerned, remember that you do have a voice.  You can write to organizations about how my absence 
in this space will have a direct impact on your access to the graphical desktop, the internet, employment, 
etc.  You can blog about it.  Tweet about it.  Write an open letter.  Have your friends do the same.  Let 
people know that it needs to be staffed/funded appropriately to succeed.

If your voice is not heard, the assumption will be that you do not care.


On Feb 4, 2010, at 5:47 PM, Willie Walker wrote:

Hi Igor:

I'm now working on Orca and leading the GNOME Accessibility project in my spare time.


On Feb 4, 2010, at 2:46 PM, Igor Gueths wrote:

Hi all. Just out of curiosity, with Oracle having bought Sun, is anything going
to change with regards to Orca development? Based on my preliminary research, it
seems that the MySQL entity will be left relatively intact and independent. Does
the same hold true in this case? Thanks.
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