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From Louis Suarez-Potts <>
Subject Re: Can we rationalize and formalize "a language project"?
Date Fri, 17 Jun 2011 01:37:31 GMT
HI all,

On 2011-06-16, at 21:32 , Kazunari Hirano wrote:

> Hi all,
> To find an answer to my question, Can we rationalize and formalize "a
> language project"?, I will join the thread "Teams and Leads" on this
> mailing list.

I see no reason why not to start "language projects" again. But a caveat. The rationale behind
them was that they provided the support and ideally portal otherwise lacking in the main OOo
site. I'd hope that that's not the case here. And I'd also hope that any language project—a
project conducted in the 'native language'—is also a portal by which contributors can learn
better how to contribute to OOo.

I'd also like to modify the original OOo notion of a native language project. When I set them
up, I did so with a focus on language not region. I'd like to change that so that we can have,
in fact, a strong regional presence. And then I'd like to tie those into local/regional marketing

That is, it makes no sense to have a native language project if events are still left in the
ether (read: air) and no one is held responsible for them.


> :)
> Thanks,
> khirano
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 8:06 PM, Kazunari Hirano <> wrote:
>> Congratulations for incubator project!
>> My first post to starts with some questions.
>> First question, "Can we as an incubator project realease Apache
>> X.X or 3.4 or whatever?  Or are we going
>> to release it soon?"
>> I think "release soon" is one of the most important short term goals.
>> I, as marketing project coordinator for Japanese
>> Language Project, have accountability because, as I told when I
>> introduced myself to the,
>> we have 4 projects such as marketing, quality assurance, translation
>> and documentation projects, and these 4 projects have cooperated and
>> worked so hard together to release stable quality
>> Japanese and to promote in a number of ways that we
>> have increased our user base.
>> First I will have to explain "what happened to" to
>> members of Japanese Project and many
>> users in Japan.
>> I am planning to post Japanese translation of the text of
>> to
>> I have translated it up to the secretive NKRS computer system part now.
>> :)
>> Then the most important thing I have to tell them is "When new and
>> stable Japanese will be released" or "It will not be
>> released soon."  If it is not be released soon, I have to tell them
>> reasons why it will not be released soon.
>> To tell them the proposal and the reasons in Japanese I would like to
>> have a Japanese page on
>> Second question, "Is there any rule, like wiki page naming, to put a
>> non-English page on the Wiki?
>> I would like to create a Japanese wiki page and to do the other works
>> like translation, localization, marketing and more as a team, which
>> maybe we can call "a language project."
>> Third question, "Can we rationalize and formalize a language project?"
>> If we can, then can we, incubator project, make a
>> procedure to apply and accept a language project?
>> Thanks,
>> khirano
> -- 
> Kazunari Hirano - Marketing Project Coordinator -
> Japanese Language Project

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