Research, Development and Promotion
is taking place in the inference group.
Development and Promotion
will be managed
as an Open Source project by
a project manager in the inference group, if we get funding for this.
You can interact with the Dasher team in three ways:
If you have
questions about Dasher, please follow
the Any questions? link.
Please use this FAQ to report any bugs or problems you encounter.
If you would like to be kept up to date with Dasher development news,
join the Dasher Yahoo Group.
Click to subscribe to dasher-text-entry using your browser
To participate in the guts of product development and bug-fixing:
is where we plan to host the open source dasher project.
You sign up by creating a sourceforge user ID for yourself, then
going to the project page and clicking the [view members] link at the RHS
then click on the name of one of the admins (I nominate Phil Cowans :^)
to send them your ID and get added.
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We plan to distribute Dasher source code
under the GNU public license (GPL)
[A later version of Dasher may be distributed under the LGPL if there is demand.] These licenses allow anyone to use the source
code, and ensure that modified versions of the source code
remain equally free to everyone. Developers who contribute minor
source code changes are asked to transfer copyright to the copyright owner (David Ward)
in accordance with the
advice of the free software foundation.
We aim to release the source code about August 2002.
At that time, we will still be making major modifications to
the backbone of the source code, so we will not encourage
major new contributions to the project; the source tree will be
maintained in Cambridge and contributions can be submitted to us
By October 2002, we hope to have the overall structure fixed.
At this point, we may move the source tree to sourceforge.
We may also release a Dasher library under the LGPL.
If none of the above routes satisfies your needs,
please send an email.