Did you know that there are (at least) four open source audio/video time-alignment and transcription tools for linguists written in Java? (Elan, QuillDriver, TASX, and SignStream.) Doesn't that seem like overkill? Wouldn't it be nice if like-minded linguistic software developers worked together, sharing their open-source code in the same version-control repository?!
That, dear readers, is the noble ambition of Tools for Field Linguistics! But don't be fooled: our work has only just begun: at present, Tools for Field Linguistics only hosts source code for two projects. If you envision a brighter future, and want to help change this, please visit our SourceForge project page, and drop us an e-mail.