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Fiona Jallings Dec 30, 2014 (03:44)

Announcement: Once we finish the first version of it, we're making it open-source! We're also running out of time, so please donate and/or spread the word!
Elvish Linguistics Learning Tool by Adion Designs — Kickstarter
Adion Designs is raising funds for Elvish Linguistics Learning Tool on Kickstarter! Intuitive, interactive reading tool for Sindarin Elvish and any fictional or existing language. A language teacher's favorite toolkit.

G. Hussain Chinoy Dec 30, 2014 (04:05)

Fantastic news! Can't wait to hear more!

Arþur “Tataarujin” D Dec 30, 2014 (11:26)

In video it's being told that Sindarin (or Neo-Sindarin) is a dead language. I want to disagree.
It's a language that was not born into big world yet. It must catch up Esperanto and overtake it.

Jenna Carpenter Dec 30, 2014 (12:38)

The linguistic definition of a dead language is one that has no remaining native speakers. As a synthetic language, it would be somewhat difficult for there to be any (well unless one of us ever teaches any children we may have) so in that respect it's correct.

On topic - excellent news!

Hjalmar Holm Jan 11, 2015 (01:29)

Or children others have... I have plans for the child of my neighbour, who wouldn't mind at all :-) The only constraints are my ambition, and (most importantly) the will of the kid in question :-)

Roman Rausch Jan 12, 2015 (00:36)

In the comments, the creator writes: 'we only ask that it not be mass-produced for commercial reasons or hosted & redistributed elsewhere'. That wouldn't make it open source by the conventional definition:
(point 1 - free distribution)

Fiona Jallings Jan 12, 2015 (18:41)

There's a bit of of structural ambiguity in that sentence, What does "that" in "That wouldn't make it open source" refer to specifically?

Roman Rausch Jan 12, 2015 (19:40)

If I understand the statement by Adison Designs correctly, they allow modifications to the program (quote: "when backers get a copy of it, they're allowed to make an additional copy of the downloaded file, whether for experimentation or for additional projects"), but don't allow the redistribution of those modifications (as well as of the original, presumably?).

Fiona Jallings Jan 12, 2015 (21:40)

From what I understand, the idea is to put all of the versions up in the same place, so anyone can easily find and get a copy of any version, for free. That's easier if they are centrally located. Also, we don't want anyone selling this software, because it's supposed to be free. But, I'm not the person in charge, and this is my vague understanding of how opensource works. I'll ask the person in charge and see if the description can be cleared up a little.