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Subject: Blind, Bluechip, sterile debate, an apology and a recognition to the group.
From: Cristian (cguiducci_at_gostec.net)
Date: 2004-06-22


Rob wrote:
>>I realise that you're a third party developer, only partially associated
>>with the project, and that this is probably not of concern to you.

BC replyed:
>Bit harsh dude - I was only trying to help. I didn't realise you were blind when I threw my idea in the cooking pot... ...

As blind, I personally feel upset by such comments coming from other blind people, and I think it's right to write a couple of lines, even if BlueChip's reply was a little provocative.

I honestly don't understand why such comments can be made, to a project that is one of the most friendly to be used with speech, and, first it must be recognized, that, none of us blind, like it or not, I think, has ever programmed a bit, we just functioned as valuable help and testers, but everything was done just out of shere willingness to help and make something nice for us too, be it a core interface, or a small plugin.

integrated within or outside the official project, I really don't care, I must say that joerg Linus, Andrea, Daniel, rocker and all the cvs peiple did a wonderful job, but, I think, though a different thing, also Bluechip's plugin, the audio interface, made vocal, when all other plugins arent vocalized at the moment, made vocal even if a standard speech-plugin core interface doesn't exist yet, I think is a great effort, and, like it or not, whatever his approach to this project, must be welcomed, especially when considering that he offered full support to integrate the plugin with the rest speech output, when Linus and the others will develop an appropriate core structure in the firmware.

I'm really disappointed, that a blind person can feel free to dare say that someone "is not concerned", who ever he or she is, working in this project. And, I don't think that you write to a list like when drinking a cup of tea, when I drink tea I drink tea, when I write to the list, though not in my mother tongue, I usually think of what I write, especially when something can be of not mere technical nature.

              Sorry for the slight off topic, but I felt like writing it, even as a form of respect to aman, arnaud, and others, who, though blind contribute to this list.

             Cristian

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