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Re: [gnuspeech-contact] Development of gnuspeech project

From: Paul Tyson
Subject: Re: [gnuspeech-contact] Development of gnuspeech project
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2023 18:53:37 -0500
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Hi Sina,

Marcelo did not mention his own important contributions in this area, including a c++ port of gnuspeech ( and a derivative project, gama_tts (

I have been interested in this for a long time, but only as a hobbyist. It is far removed from my daily work. I would like to see an active open-source project for articulatory speech synthesis, but I don't have many skills to contribute. I could perhaps help with testing and documentation. I don't know much about text-to-speech, c++ development, or open-source project administration.

If gnuspeech is to continue as a GNU package, it will first need a new admin. Are any of the current members interested in becoming admin? If so, send a note to I'm not sure the GNU organization knows about David Hill's passing, or that the project needs a new maintainer.


On 3/20/23 16:09, Marcelo Matuda wrote:
Hi Sina,

Currently this project doesn't have an admin, after David Hill passed away last year.

You don't like the UI? :)


On Mon, Mar 20, 2023 at 11:34 AM Sina Fesahati(Encrypted Messaging) via gnuspeech-contact <> wrote:
Hi everyone,

I've recently become familiar with gnuspeech(or GNU Speech) project by chance when I was discovering FTP server of GNU project.

The most interesting part of this project for me was about academical papers and models used to develop backend side of application (which mainly participated by professor David Hill).

However this project unfortunately never got any update or development since 2015 , as a result I have interested to develop and also try to revive gnuspeech project for demand of open source community in generating TTS content and rely on software to use commercial and non-commercial use without fear of non-open-source licensing problems.

I also have some recommendations for the future versions of gnuspeech:

-Ability to speech recognition

-Improving algorithms with recently published papers and mathematical models in sound engineering and other related branches(especially open access articles).

-Modern User Interface (also opportunities for contributions related to graphical design)

-Maybe alternative for commercial virtual assistants :)

Best regards,
Sina Fesahati

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