Dienstag, 9. August 2011

Desktop Summit 2011

I just arrived back home (I flew home after the talks) after this years Desktop Summit and it was awesome! In retrospect I kinda regret not staying the whole week... Next year... :)

Anyways, I met tons of interesting people and had a lot of productive meetings and discussions. It's amazing what can get done in just a few minutes if the right people are sitting together.

If we (the KDE accessibility team) can implement even half of what was discussed in the last couple of days, I'm sure we're looking at a big step towards a truly accessible free desktop.

Oh and Martin: I'm looking forward to all those KWin effects for simon :P

Benefit Project Completed

After more than a year of hard work we - the simon listens Team - are proud to announce that the Benefit project to use simon among other open source technologies (XBMC, Ubuntu,...) to create an affordable, self contained, voice controlled multimedia solution especially suited for elderly people has been completed.
The created solution - including the speech model and scenarios - will be released under a free license very soon.

But in the meantime, you can already have a look at a short demo video on youtube:

(Planet readers, click here)