cordova-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Lisa Seacat DeLuca <>
Subject Re: Apache Cordova "Translated using Microsoft Bing Translation"...
Date Thu, 29 May 2014 20:40:31 GMT
"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 | | | | | | 

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 

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 view. 

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 Translator"   
"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 | | | | | | 

Hi Lisa: 

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

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


  • Unnamed multipart/related (inline, None, 0 bytes)
View raw message