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February 27, 2020

Hello SignWriting List, and Steve!

Thank you for this report, Steve. I am grateful to work with you for 16
years, and now we continue to collaborate for years to come ... Shall we
say another 30 years? YES!!

SignWriting is used more and more around the world, and we are blessed to
have your software vision and development, your ongoing ever-ready
technical support, and for your new idea of The SignWriting Stream on
Saturdays! Great idea. I look forward to participating with you every
Saturday ;-)

And yes, I will definitely add my support to your grant application on
Wikimedia. Thank you for applying for funding to create the SignWriting
two-dimensional font:

Write your support for funding for the SignWriting two-dimensional font
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/slevinski/ASL_Wikipedia_2-D_Font_Development_for_SignWriting

The community review is open until March 16th.  I hope SignWriting List
members will support development of the SignWriting Two-Dimensional Font..
Click on the link above. Thank you!

Val ;-)


Val ;-)

On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 7:25 AM Stephen Slevinski <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Hi SignWriting List,
>
> The year 2020 is turning out to be a great year of change for SignWriting.
>
> First off, if you know anything about Wikimedia or Wikipedia, please add
> your support to an individual grant I'm applying for to create the
> two-dimensional font.  The community review is open until March 16th.
> Thanks!
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/slevinski/ASL_Wikipedia_2-D_Font_Development_for_SignWriting
>
> For 16 years, I was blessed to be able to work with Valerie Sutton
> through the Center for Sutton Movement Writing non-profit as a paid
> consultant.  Unfortunately, excessive government paperwork and
> fundraising issues became a burden.  We have closed the non-profit
> portion of the organization and the Center for Sutton Movement in now an
> all volunteer organization without a checking account.
>
> I'm still blessed because I still get to continue to collaborate with
> Valerie Sutton into the future. I believe in SignWriting and I think our
> 13 websites are worth preserving and maintaining.  To keep them up, I
> have assumed full responsibility for the financial hosting of the
> server.  I'm happy to say that the current server costs are covered by
> the Patreon campaign I started last year.
>
> I plan to keep working with SignWriting on a part-time basis.  I will
> have office hours on Saturday, central standard time.
> * 7:30 am Gitter Public Chat
> * 9am YouTube Live
> * 10:30 am Chat with Val
> * 1pm Server and Development
>
> In 3 weeks, chances are good that I may start a full-time job outside of
> SignWriting.  These three weeks are very important because I need to
> rebuild the current SignWriting Server that hosts all of our websites.
> We will have a Simple SignWriting Server that only sends files without
> any server processing.  We will have a Legacy SignWriting Server that
> supports PHP for SignPuddle 2 and SignPuddle 3 and others. Once the two
> new servers are built and configured, I'll shut down the current
> SignWriting Server.  This will make sure the websites are up, stable,
> and running for the next few years.
>
> The year 2020 is a year of transitions, new directions, and letting go.
> The new direction is to embrace JavaScript for both the browser and the
> server with node.  The standards are solid and I have several useful
> packages to share that are fully documented with online training
> available.  Once I have the first three packages fully complete, I will
> start the react component library.  Rather than trying to create a
> mutli-user platform for SignWriting, I'm going to focus on the
> foundation and offer tools to other developers so that they can use and
> create with SignWriting for their own websites and apps.
>
> The YouTube station will be called the SignWriting Stream.  I will show,
> teach, and demo the Sutton SignWriting resources we've put together.
> The first episode is this Saturday.  So far the channel is empty.
> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXu4AXlG0rXFtk_5SzumDow
>
> Let me know if you have any questions, ideas, or concerns.
>
> Regards,
> -Steve
> https://patreon.com/signwriting
>
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