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FOSDEM Interview: Roger Butenuth

Jan 14, 2004, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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FOSDEM - How and when did you start being involved in BRASS ?

"Roger Butenuth - The BRASS project started in 1998/1999: My former girlfriend (now my wife) wanted to use the internet, which was not possible with MS-DOS. Searching the internet I found a program for braille output: brltty. Other solutions (Emacsspeak, Speakup) for speech did exist, but there was no program with speech and braille support. My first attempt was to add speech support for brass, but the code looked too confusing to me, so the first step was a complete refactoring of the brltty kernel. Currently only the low level part of the braille interface code is still the same as in brltty..."

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