Re: Wonderful news from Freedom Scientific

no. how pathetic. the day jaws becomes free, well, hell. we might not hav any more killings, and life will all be peaches and cream.

Also, why would jaws be distributed as a tarbal?
----- Original Message ----- From: "James Scholes" <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 2:47 PM
Subject: Re: Wonderful news from Freedom Scientific


That's what I thought, can't be true can it...

Alex Hall wrote:

|| Wait a minute.  You are saying that jaws, formerly hundreds of
|| dollars, is now free? Wow!
|| || Have a great day,
|| Alex
|| ||| ----- Original Message -----
||| From: "Amadan Aibreann" <amadan.aibreann@xxxxxxxxx
||| To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
||| Date sent: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 21:09:23 +0100
||| Subject: Wonderful news from Freedom Scientific
|| ||| Hello,
|| ||| I was delighted on visiting the Freedom Scientific website to find
||| the announcement that FS has released their flagship product "JAWS
||| for Windows" under the GNU General Public License, version 3.
||| I think this is a great step forward for Freedom Scientific and I
||| would like to be the first to welcome them to the 21st century.
||| This brave step of releasing JAWS as free software will
||| revolutionize the state of the assistive technology industry.
|| ||| I downloaded the source tarball so that I could get hacking on it
||| straight away!
||| Some of the code is quite crufty in places but I'm sure it will get
||| tidied up fairly quickly now that there are many eyes (figuratively
||| speaking) on the code.
||| I did notice something very unusual however:
||| Some of the code is written in COBOL!
||| I can only speculate that this is due to FS employing some blind
||| developers after they were made redundant after all the Y2K work
||| dried up. || ||| Best regards
|| ||| Amadan Aibreann
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