Re: Did you contribute to the Visual Studio Scripts, I want to know!

I have no disagreement with the characterizations folks have
given on this question.

Jamal

On
Sun, 24 Aug 2008, Andreas Stefik wrote:

> Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 13:58:44 -0700
> From: Andreas Stefik <stefika@xxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Did you contribute to the Visual Studio Scripts, I want to know!
>
> Thanks, Folks.
>
> Scientific papers list contributors in the order by which the largest
> contribution was made. I know that's a somewhat subjective way of doing
> things (and it is pretty subjective in science writing in general), but
> that's just the way it is. Any idea which ordering would be the most fair in
> this case?
>
> After reading the posts, my "guess" as to what is fair, would be:
>
> Will Pearson, Travis Roth, Jamal Mazrui, Ken Perry, Sina Bahram, Peter
> Torpey
>
> Anyone else have any thoughts? Jamal, what do you think (If you are reading
> this post?)
>
> Andreas
>
>
> On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 3:16 AM, Ricks Place <OFBGMail@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> >  Hi:
> > Those guys Ken mentions are the main folks I remember as some of the root
> > developers. Will Pearson was one of the most interesting of all the gurus.
> > He was a Microsoft VIP and had an amazing understanding of the MS
> > development environment from a practicle and theoretical perspective. If I
> > remember he was working on his PHD over in England. Eventually he had other
> > projects whichhave dragged him away from posting much on list but he was an
> > amazing intellect when it came to anything Microsoft related.
> > I think Ken or Sina or Inthane might know how you might contact him if you
> > want to do a short bio on the guys. Ken, Sina, Inthane and others continue
> > posting on list and are very sharp, experienced  and well educated minds. 
> > Inthane has built the backbone of the blind repository for allot of
> > documentation and is, or was, a student if I remember. A short bio in a
> > University peer publication would be a nice little pat on the back for those
> > folks who opened up the Visual Studio Programming Environment to the rest of
> > us.
> > Rick Farmington Mich. USA
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >
> > *From:* Ken Perry <whistler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > *To:* programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > *Sent:* Saturday, August 23, 2008 8:59 PM
> > *Subject:* RE: Did you contribute to the Visual Studio Scripts, I want to
> > know!
> >
> >
> >
> > Last time I looked all the contributors were listed in the top of the
> > script file.  In fact I just opened it with my reply and here is what it
> > says
> >
> >
> > ;Contributors (alphabetically): Sina Bahram, Jamal Mazrui, Will Pearson,
> > Ken Perry, Travis Roth, Peter Torpey
> >
> >
> >
> > Now with that said if you want to know kind of a chronology to things it
> > started with Will and Travis  working with Microsoft.  I am not sure if
> > Travis worked with Microsoft directly but I know Will was.  They had created
> > a lot of basic scripts for it.  I then came along and asked if anyone had
> > wrote anything.  Both travis and Will told me they had stuff but it was not
> > ready for release.  I asked them for their code so I could put something
> > together that people could use until something better came along.  So with
> > their code and a bit of what I wrote the first scripts were born.  After
> > that jamal has taken the project and ran like a crazed professional line
> > backer straight through a high school defense.  The others listed have done
> > modifications to fit certain needs.
> >  ------------------------------
> > *From:* programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
> > programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Andreas Stefik
> > *Sent:* Saturday, August 23, 2008 12:26 PM
> > *To:* programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > *Subject:* Did you contribute to the Visual Studio Scripts, I want to
> > know!
> >
> >  Hey everyone,
> >
> > It's been a while since I've mailed the list (quite the hectic summer for
> > me, as I was looking for work (I ended up taking a professorship at Central
> > Washington University)).
> >
> > So everyone knows, I'm currently working on a journal publication of some
> > of the blind programming work I've been doing over the last few years. In
> > it, I want to site the Visual Studio 2005-8 JAWS scripts available on the
> > grab bag site, and mention them as being the best available scripts for the
> > environment (that I know of!).
> >
> > So, what does that mean?
> >
> > If you were a primary contributor to the scripts and you would like to
> > obtain credit, please email in this thread with your full name.
> > Alternatively, if you don't feel comfortable putting your name out publicly,
> > but want credit, you can email me directly.
> >
> > And last, does anyone have an official contributor list? I only want to
> > cite the top contributors (especially if there are many!), as there isn't
> > much space in publications usually.
> >
> > Hope to hear from you, hope everyone is having a great summer.
> >
> > Andreas
> >
> >
>
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