Re: [orca-list] possibly OT: Oracle takeover
- From: Rob Hill <robhill es co nz>
- To: Willie Walker <walker willie gmail com>
- Cc: orca-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [orca-list] possibly OT: Oracle takeover
- Date: Sat, 6 Feb 2010 15:08:42 +1300
Hello Willie and list,
I shall be writing to whoever I can think of to express my concern,
and the impact on the VI, of Oracle/Sun no longer supporting Orca.
But in the meantime, I'd like to say that not only your sterling
software development work and commitment will be missed, but also the
skilful and entertaining way in which you managed this mailing list.
Best of luck for whatever happens next.
Willie Walker writes:
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:
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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