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Re: [Accessibility] Call to Arms

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [Accessibility] Call to Arms
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2010 22:52:40 -0400

    > I agree that using NaturallySpeaking on Wine is less bad than using it
    > on Windows.  But this is not a step on the path to replacing
    > NaturallySpeaking, thus, for us to do this would be a detour.

    That's a valid argument if you can deliver a NaturallySpeaking equivalent 
    application engine in 6 to 12 months.

No, it is just the opposite.  If we were likely to have that
equivalent ready in a year, we could start developing things now to
use it.  We could release them in anticipation of the platform they
would run on, and never mind that people would actually run them on a
user-subjugating platform for now, because they would look forward to
switching to our free platform.

But since we cannot have the free replacement soon, this would mean
developing programs that would, for the foreseeable future, only run
on proprietary platforms.  We cannot even recommend such programs to
people, let alone release them.

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