Friday, November 09, 2007

Open Source at Microsoft, working on ATK

At the 1 year anniversary of the Microsoft/Novell "Collaboration Agreement" press release they have anounced that Microsoft and Novell plan to support GNOME ATK - Accessability Toolkit to create a cross-platform accessibility model that links together the existing Windows and Linux frameworks used to build assistive technology products that enable people with disabilities to interact with computers.

It would be interesting if they were to use Mono as the development platform.

It's good to know that Novell, Sun and even Microsoft pitch in to create a unified accessibility model.

It is interesting to see Open Source at Microsoft, and even Silverlight for Linux. It would be for the best if they'd play nice and collaborate for the greater good.