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From Dick Groskamp <>
Subject Re: Introduction
Date Sun, 26 Jun 2011 11:35:43 GMT
Op 26-6-2011 11:50, Ivo Hinkelmann schreef:
> Hi,
> I like to introduce my self. My name is Ivo Hinkelmann (ihi at 
>, ivo at I am involved into 
> since 2002. I am currently employed by Sun/Oracle but I am here as an 
> individual. This and all post made by me in the future does not 
> reflect any company opinion that I am affiliated with but is my own 
> opinion.
> My main focus is in and around localization. L10n tooling within and 
> outside the code base, (automated-) import and export, bug hunting and 
> so on.
> The localization contributions are very important for the 
> project as it is the key to spread the product all over 
> the world. We started with about 15 languages back in the year 2002 to 
> more then 100 today. The translation, l10n qa, promotion etc is done 
> by thousands of sedulous contributors over the years. The translation 
> data is huge (one language about 12mb) and is constantly changing 
> (more or less 10% - 20% each release).
> I am pleased to see the project now has a cozy home at 
> the Apache Foundation with their countless top class projects. I will 
> do my best to let this podling thrive and prosper. I am happy that 
> already lots of translators and other community members 
> joined here and hope we can involve a lot of new people to participate 
> as well. According to wikipedia there are 6500 languages worldwide so 
> we should aim to get the missing 6400 into the product in the long 
> term :D
> Cheers,
> Ivo
Good to see you here too :-)


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