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Re: [Sii] My Resignation as Head of Development
I really like that you want to step to the plate, however you'd (or we)
first need to find out who would become the owner when you give in this
project for school. I know that my school has a clause that any project
handed in as assessment material is property of the school for about 5 years
afaik. So we'd have to be sure it can be done. Other then that you'd have my
On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 09:13, Abhijit Navale <abhijit.foss@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
> 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
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