Sonar GNU/Linux merges with Vinux

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sun Apr 23 22:05:24 UTC 2017

you forget, they are OPEN SOURCE. windows might not be, but the NVDA screen reader is. Besides, these guys have extensive developer experience with screen reader technology.

Its a rule I have: never discount a resource even when its used in a closed source model.


On Apr 23, 2017, at 1:49 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> According to eric:
> # Perhaps we need to take a look at the guys at the NV Association (the makers of NVDA, the free
> # windows screen reader).
> Seriously? The NV Association is *not* a general accessibility organization. It is the organization that handles funding for the NVDA Windows screen reader only. This is good enough for people who are still Microsoft dependent, but not good for the rest of us. Should Sonar or Vinux help fund Windows development? I think not. Therefore, the NV Association is perfectly justified if they refuse funding of Linux development, as that's just not what they do. That would go far in explaining why as I recall, they have in fact been approached on several occasions regarding funding of Linux accessibility development, but refused to help, either with funds or with developers. It would be like asking ArchLinux to help Microsoft develop Windows. It's simply not gonna happen.
> ~Kyle
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