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From Olivier Fontana <>
Subject RE: Apache Cordova "Translated using Microsoft Bing Translation"...
Date Fri, 30 May 2014 21:40:58 GMT

Hi Cordova team,

In view of the limited volume requested we will waive the clause regarding the use of the

Therefore, the only requirements will be, as per our email exchange with Lisa:

-          Attribution to the Microsoft Translator brand as per the description on<>
in the "Attribution" menu

-          Apache Cordova team will provide Microsoft with the authorization to use their
logo as well as short text/sentence from their choosing that we will be able to use for our
marketing: website, customer presentations, etc.

Are we OK with this?

Thank you,



Olivier Fontana, Director of Product Marketing, Microsoft Translator
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From: Lisa Seacat DeLuca []
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2014 13:41
Cc: Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH); Apache Brand Management; Olivier Fontana
Subject: Re: Apache Cordova "Translated using Microsoft Bing Translation"...

"Are we sure that we can use the machine translation from an IP perspective? "

Yes, I spoke to Olivier Fontana (added to the CC list) who is the Director of Product Strategy
and Marketing, Machine Translation group, at Microsoft Research about whether or not there
were any licensing concerns with the output of the documentation that went through the Machine
Translation tool and he said there was not an issue and that we would still "own the content"
as long as we didn't take the result to build our own language model that might be used as
a competitor to Microsoft's machine translation service... which we do not intend to do.

Lisa Seacat DeLuca
Mobile Engineer | t: +415.787.4589 |<> |
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From:        David Nalley <<>>
To:        Apache Brand Management <<>>
Cc:        Cordova Dev <<>>,
Ross Gardler <<>>
Date:        05/29/2014 04:15 PM
Subject:        Re: Apache Cordova "Translated using Microsoft Bing Translation"...

On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 1:44 PM, Lisa Seacat DeLuca <<>>
Cordova/Apache Team~

As many of you are aware, we are using Crowdin to translate our documentation into multiple
languages.  When we are nearly 100% translated we utilize some machine translation within
the crowdin tool to finish off the translations.  Currently we are using the free level within
Microsoft Translator service which includes 2 Million characters a month.  As we add support
for additional languages and provide translations across the multiple platforms and plugins
we quickly hit that 2 million character limit.  I have spoken with the Microsoft Translator
team and they have graciously agreed to support our project by providing us with the 64M character
level a month at no cost.  In return, they ask that we acknowledge the use of Microsoft Translator
for our translations.

I'm writing to see if anyone sees any reason why this is something we cannot do.  I have CC'ed
the Apache trademarks email to make sure they don't have any issues from an Apache point of

In summary, we would have a blurb on our documentation or main website(s) that says something
such as the following

"Apache Cordova documentation is available in multiple languages courtesy of Crowdin and Microsoft
"Thanks to Crowdin and Microsoft Translator we are able to offer the Apache Cordova documentation
in multiple languages"

Thoughts? (please do not use this thread to debate the pros and cons of using Machine Translation)


Lisa Seacat DeLuca
Mobile Engineer | t: +415.787.4589 |<> |
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Hi Lisa:

I don't see a problem with the 'Thanks'
Are we sure that we can use the machine translation from an IP perspective?

(I added Ross as I spoke to him about this question at ApacheCon and he was going to ferret
an answer)


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