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ConsortiumInfo: More on Iaccessible2

Dec 18, 2006, 16:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

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"Yesterday's news about IAccessible2 was written mostly from press releases, but further details and insights didn't take long to hit the Web. Here are some of the more interesting ones that I've read so far.

"The first is from Ian Murdock's Weblog (Ian Murdock is the founder of the Debian Project, and currently the CTO of the Free Standards Group, the consortium to which IBM contributed IAccessible2). Ian talks about why a Linux standards group would get involved in a Windows standard:

"The first clue is that iAccessible2 is an accessibility API for Windows. Windows? Yes, the FSG is primarily a Linux organization (our main project is, of course, the Linux Standard Base), so why on earth are we now involved in building APIs for Windows...?"

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