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Fwd: My Resignation as Head of Development


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From: Abhijit Navale <abhijit.foss@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: 17 May 2011 12:43
Subject: Re: [Speechcontrolteam] My Resignation as Head of Development
To: undifined@xxxxxxxxx, sii@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Hello guys.
Its sad to see jacky going.
If you can wait until 18th june, I woud like to take over.
My reason to head it is next year i will be in final year of my course.
Starting from August.
So I was planning to take wintermute and/or speechcontrol as my final
year project.
I would like to hear your suggestions on this.
Currently I am confused between which project to select wintermute or
Since wintermute is so much high level project and We neeed to submit
our final year projedct in one year I may select speechcontrol. In that
case I would like to head speechcontrol.
Thank you.
Please reply.

Abhijit Navale
On Tuesday 17 May 2011 12:07 PM, UndiFineD wrote:
> Hi Jacky,
> It is a shame to see you go Jacky, especially now that it is clear,
> you had a misunderstanding of what SpeechControl intends to do.
> I could explain that more, but you already made a choice.
> Nevertheless, I wish you all the best.
> 2011/5/17 Jacky Alcine <jacky.alcine@xxxxxxxxxx>:
>> Fellow F/OSS collagues, I do have a bit of a late message to convey to
>> SpeechControl. Over the last past few months, I think that in my
>> entire team of being with the Ubuntu and largely the Linux community
>> as a whole, that SpeechControl has quite not only a clout when it
>> comes to other team maneuverability, but  it also seems to lack a real
>> sense of development.
>> Now, understand, as head of development, I only carry out what was
>> placed in front of me, I don't conjure up ideas, might as well be the
>> team leader then. I basically translate Greek into g33k talk, so to
>> say. I can tell you, something I'd stand by, that SpeechControl wasn't
>> the name of an artificial intelligence project, but rather a term
>> coined to a collection of individuals that were bringing the concrete
>> to mend the holes in speech technologies lacking in Ubuntu.
>> Before I encountered SpeechControl (found it in an interest of speech
>> technologies on Ubuntu for a personal project of mine
>> [https://www.launchpad.net/taylor]), I was working on a project that I
>> had no full comprehension of. I wanted to re-create the artificial
>> intelligence found in Tony Stark's household from DC Comics' "Iron
>> Man". Undi introduced me to Dante, who, after a bit of discussion,
>> shared the exact same passion I envisioned.
>> An intelligent, autonomous, and affectingly computing system toolkit.
>> I started it on Windows, but was a bit limited and wanted people to
>> add to it; hence my discovery of Ubuntu and its subsidiarity (or
>> cohorts, lol). When the Wintermute project began to blossom, I was
>> then informed that SpeechControl wasn't just a banner but rather a
>> full toolkit. I was confused because I wasn't ever given instruction
>> to begin designing or laying down such an application framework. Even
>> then, I didn't have the knowledge I have now to properly do that. In
>> short, I felt like I was wasting a bit of time with SpeechControl.
>> Don't get me wrong, I do still have my commitment to the project, as
>> I've promised to keep it alive. But until I need to, I won't. I've
>> done what I can for the project.
>> Wintermute is a project that I have to say that I have deep ties with
>> now. I've sat down and coded every line (with the help of Adrian ;D)
>> with the knowledge that I grasped from late night discussions with
>> Dante and other individuals. What Wintermute will become initially is
>> the assimilation of what I've learned about linguistics and semantics.
>> Wintermute (hopefully) will be an amazing beaut, and one that I'll be
>> proud.
>> The largest amount of productivity made in SpeechControl were made by
>> AlanBell (the MARY integration into speechd) and Daniel0108 (his
>> tremendous work on BrowserSpeak). I spend my time coding and I wish to
>> spend it in an environment that's willing to teach and receive. I
>> didn't fully find that in SpeechControl, but the time I've spent with
>> the Wintermute probably bumped my conceptual understanding of computer
>> science tenfold.
>> Deepest regards, but I hereby resign as head developer of the
>> SpeechControl project.
>> --
>> Jacky Alcine
>> Blog | Launchpad
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